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have dealt by revenge, and have aken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred; Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethiims, and destroy the remnant of the sea-coasts. And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.

geance; he shall wash his feet in away: the desire of the wicked
the blood of the wicked.
shall perish.

Ps. lix, 10. The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

Ps. xcil, 11. Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies; and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

Ps. cxii, 8. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

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Prov. 1, 32. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Prov. iii, 31. Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Prov. xiv, 30. A sound heart is the life of the flesh; but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Prov. xxiii, 17--19. Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long. For surely there is an end;

Luke ix, 54, 55. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come Babylon, who art to be destroyed; and thine expectation shall not be

down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

Rom. xii, 17-19. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay,

saith the LORD.

Eph. iv, 31. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.

1 Thess. v, 15. See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

James v, 9. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the Judge

standeth before the door.

1 John ii, 9, 10. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

Rev. xviii, 6. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

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happy shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

Ps. cxxxviii, 7. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

Jer. xx, 11. But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one; therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

Jer. 11, 35. The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Baby

lon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and, My blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.

Lam. i, 21. They have heard that I sigh; there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me.

Rev. xvill, 20. Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

ENVY.

Job v, 2. For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

cut off. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

Prov. xxiv, 1, 2, 19, Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them; For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief. Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked.

Prov, xxvii, 4. Wrath is cruel and anger is outrageons, but who is able to stand before envy.

Isa. xxvi, 11. LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.

Ezek. xxv, 6, 7. For thus saith the Lord GOD, Because thou hast clapped thine hands, and stamped heart with all thy despite against with the feet, and rejoiced in the land of Israel; Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

Gal. v, 26. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking another, envying one another.

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James iii, 14-16. But if ye have bitter envying and strife. in your Ps. xxxvi,1,2,7,8. Fret not thy-hearts, glory not, and lie not self because of evil-doers, neither against the truth. This wisdom be thou envious against the work- descendeth not from above, but ers of iniquity: For they shall is earthly, sensual, devilish. For soon be cut down like the grass, where envying and strife is, there and wither as the green herb. is confusion and every evil work. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself his way, because of the man who because of him who prospereth in bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

Ps. cxii, 10. The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt

HYPOCRISY EXPOSED.

Job. xvii, 8. Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.

Matth. vi, 24. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one,

and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Matth. xxiii, 26. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

Heb. x, 23. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith, without wavering, for he is faithful that promised.

James i, 6-9. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering: for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A doubleminded man is unstable in all his

ways. Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted. James iv, 8. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purity your hearts, ye double

minded.

ITS DECEITS.

Isa. Ivili, 2. Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching

to God.

Jer. ii, 10, 11. And yet for all this Ler treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly,

saith the LORD.

said unto me. The backsliding And the LORD Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

Jer. xlii, 20. For ye dissembled in your hearts, when ye sent me unto the LORD your God, saying, Pray for us unto the LORD our

God.

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Ezek. xxxli, 30, 31. Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls, and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying. Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that

MAN.

undone. Ye blind guides, which | wicked God saith, What hast thou
camel. Even so ye also outward- that thou shouldest take my cove
strain at a guat, and swallow a
ly appear righteous unto men,
to do to declare my statutes, or
risy and iniquity.
but within ye are full of hypoc-hatest instinction, and casteth my
nant in thy mouth? Seeing thou
words behind thee.

said unto them, Well hath Esaias Mark vii, 6. He answered and prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

Luke xvi, 13. No servant can will hate the one, and love the serve two masters: for either he other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and maminon.

the foolish, a teacher of babes, Rom. ii, 20-23. An instructer of and of the truth in the law. which hast the form of knowledge Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should

Thou

not steal, dost thou steal?
that sayest a man should not
commit adultery, dost thou com-
Thou that makest thy boast of the
mit adultery? thou that abhorrest
law through breaking the law
idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
dishonourest thou God?

the things which I destroyed, I
Gal. ii, 18. For if I build again
make myself a transgressor.

they know God; but in works they
Titus i, 16. They profess that
deny him, being abominable, and
disobedient, and unto every good
work reprobate.

ITS PUNISHMENT.

of all that forget God; and the Job viii, 13, 14. So are the paths hypocrite's hope shall perish: Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's

web.

salvation: for an hypocrite shall Job xiii, 16. He also shall be my not come before him.

this of old, since man was placed Job xx, 4-7. Knowest thou not ing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a upon earth, That the triumphcometh forth from the LORD. And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit be-mount up to the heavens, and his moment? Though his excellency fore thee as my people, and they he shall perish for ever like his hear thy words, but they will not head reach unto the clouds; Yet do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their own dung: they which have seen heart goeth after their covetoushim shall say, Where is he? ness.

Matth. xxiii, 23, 24, 28. Woe anto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weighter matters of the law, judgment, mercy and faith; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other

Job xxvii, 8. For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he away his soul? hath gained, when God taketh

shall have no joy in their young Isa. ix, 17. Therefore the LORD their fatherless and widows: for men, neither shall have mercy on every one is an hypocrite and an evil-doer, and every mouth speaketh folly..

that spoilest, and not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treachIsa. xxxiii. 1, 14. Woe to thee thou wast spoiled; and when thou shalt shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be erously with thee! when thou ly, they shall deal treacherously make an end to deal treacherous

are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites: who among fire? who among us shall dwell us shall dwell with the devouring with everlasting burnings?

with thee. The sinners in Zion

crites! houses, and for a pretence make you, scribes and Pharisees, hypoMatth. xxiii, 14, 25 27. Woe unto for ye devour widows' Woe unto you, scribes and Pharireceive the greater damnation. long prayer: therefore ye shall full of extortion and exe ss. clean the outside of the cup and sees, hypocrites! for ye make of the platter, but within they are Woe

unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are and of all uncleanness. within full of dead men's bones,

STRIFE.

went out the second day, behold,
Exod. ii, 13. And when he [Moses]

did the wrong, Wherefore suitest
together: and he said to him that
thou thy fellow?

two men of the Hebrews strove

against thy neighbour, seeing he
not with a man without cause,
he have done thee no harm.
Prov. iii, 29, 30. Devise not evil
dwelleth securely by thee. Strive
if

depart from his house. The be-
eth evil for good, evil shall not
Prov. xvii, 13, 14. Whoso reward-
ginning of strife is as when one
letteth out water; therefore leave
meddled with.
off contention, before it be

Prov. xxv, 8-11. Go not forth crites in heart heap up wrath; thee to shame. Debate thy cause Job xxxvi, 13, 14. But the hypo-when thy neighbour bath put hastily to strive, lest thou know they cry not when he bindeth with thy neighbour himself, and not what to do in the end thereof, their life is among the unclean. them: They die in youth, and discover not a secret to another; Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn

Ps. 1, 16, 17. But unto the 396

not away. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of

silver.

Matth. x, 34-36. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the dangliter against her mother, and the daughter-inlaw against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of

his own household.

Matth. xviii, 14-16. Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish Moreover, if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast But if he gained thy brother. will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

Luke xii. 53. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother-in-law against her daughter in-law, and the daughter-inlaw against her mother-in-law.

Acts vii, 26. And the next day he showed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong

one to another?

ITS EVILS.

Lev. xxiv, 10. And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman

forcing of wrath bringeth forth as much as lieth in you, live peace-
ably with all men.
strife.

Mark ili, 24, 25. And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Luke xi, 17. But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house

falleth.

Gal. v, 15. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

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Ps. xxxvii, 11. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abuudance of peace.

Ps. lxxvi, 9. When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.

Ps. cxlvii, 6, 7. The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving, sing praise upon the harp unto our God.

Ps. cxlix, 4. For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

Isa. xxix, 19. The meek also

Eph. iv, 1, 2. I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you, that ye walk worthy of the voca tion wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love.

Heb. xil, 14. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.

1 Peter ill, 13. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

EXEMPLIFIED.

Num. xii, 3. (Now the man Moses was very ineek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)

Ps. xxxviii, 12-14. They also that seek after my life lay snares for me; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long. But I, as a deaf man, heard not, and I was as a dumb man that openeth nothis mouth. Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

Ps. xliv, 22. Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we as sheep for the are counted slaughter.

Jer. xi 19. But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let

us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.

Jer. xxvi, 14, 15. As for me, be

and a man of Israel strove toge- shall increase their joy in the hold, I am in your hand; do with

ther in the camp.

LORD, and the poor among men Prov. x, 12. Hatred stirreth up shall rejoice in the Holy One of

strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Prov. xv, 18. A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

Prov. xvii, 19. He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

Prov. xx, 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

Prov. xxvi, 21. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strite.

Prov. xxviii, 25, 26. He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat. He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walk. eth wisely, he shall be delivered, Prov. xxx, 33.... So the

Israel.

Zeph. ii, 3. Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger.

Matth. v, 5, 9, 38-41. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Ye hath

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.

Rom. xii, 18. If it be possible,

me as seemeth good and meet

unto you. But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the LORD hath sent me unto you, to speak all these words in your ears.

2 Cor. xi, 20. For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.

James v, 6. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.

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Prov. xxi, 15. It is joy to the Just to do judgment; but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Prov. xxviii, 21. To have respect of persons is not good; for, for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

Isa. Ivi, 1. Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

Jer. xxil, 15, 16. Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice and then it was well with him? He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.

Amos v, 24. But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

Zech. viii, 16. These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates.

Matth. vii, 12. Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even BO to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Luke vi, 31. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Luke xvi, 10, 12. He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much. And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?

James 1, 1-4, 9. My brethren, bave not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come into your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment, And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

GRATITUDE.

Gen. xl, 14. But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me; and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house.

1 Sam. xix, 4, 5. And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to theeward very good: For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause.

Exod ii, 20. And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.

1 Sam. xv, 6. And Saul said unto the Kenites, Go, depart, get you down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them: for ye shewed kindness to all the children of Israel when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed from among the Ama

lekites.

2 Sam. ix, 1, 3, 7. And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake? And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, And which is lame on his feet. David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely show thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake....

2 Sam. x, 2. Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent to comfort him by the hands of his servants for his father. And David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammou.

1 Kings ii. 7. But shew kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at thy table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom thy brother.

Rom. xvi, 1-4. I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea: That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saint and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also, Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Who have for my Christ Jesus; life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

2 Tim. 1, 16-18 The Lord gire mercy unto the house of Ones]phorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain. But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me. The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things be ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

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INGRATITUDE.

Judges ix, 16, 18-20. Now therefore, if ye have done truly and sincerely, in that ye have made Abimelech king, and if ye have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have done uTo him according to the deserving of his hands; And ye are risen up against my father's house this day, and have slain his sons, threescore and tea persons, upon have ma le stone, and Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your brother: If ye then have dealt truly and sincerely with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice ye in Abimelech, ani let him also rejoice in you: But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.

2 Chron. xx, 10, 11. And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not; Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.

F3. XXXV, 12. They rewarded me evil for good, to the spoiling of my soul.

Ps. xxxvili, 20. They also that render evil for good are mine al versaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

Ps. cix, 3-5. They compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought against me without a cause. For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

Jer. xviil, 20. Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them.

Gen. xl, 23. Yet did not the chief Butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

Judges viii, 34, 35. And the children of Israel remembered not the LORD their God, who had delivered them out of the hands of all their enemies on every side: Neither shewed they kindness to the house of Jerubbaal, namely Gideon, according to all the goodness which he had shewed unto Israel.

2 Chron. xxiv, 22. Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son: and when he died, he said, The LORD look upon it, and require it.

Daniel xi, 26. Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow; and many shall fall down slain.

LOVE.

Ps. cxxxiii, 1. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.

Mark xii, 31. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Rom. xill, 8--11. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt pot kill. Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of Bleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

Gal. v, 14. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Heb. xiii, 1. Let brotherly love continue.

James 11, 8. If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.

1 Peter iv, 8. And, above all things, have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

1 John ii, 7--10. Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment, which ye had from the beginning: the old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the be

ginning. Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you; because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

19.

1 John iii, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, Whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren: he that loveth not his brother abideth in death. My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed, and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

LOVE TO ENEMIES.

Exod. xxiii, 4, 5. If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and Wouldest forbear to help him; thou shalt surely help with him.

Prov. xxiv, 17. Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth.

Prov. xxv, 21, 22. If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals o fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.

Matth. v, 43, 44, 46, 47. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and have thine enemy: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

Luke vi, 26 -28, 32-35. Woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. 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. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love

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1 Sam. xxiv, 17-19. And he said to David, Thou art inore righteous than 1; for thou hast rewarded ine good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil. And 'thou hast shewed this day how that thou has dealt well with me: forasmuch as, when the LORD had delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not. For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? Wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.

Job xxxi, 29, 30. If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him: Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse to his soul.

2 Tim. iv, 16. At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

SYMPATHY.

Job xxx, 25. Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?

Lam. iii, 51. Mine eye affecteth mine heart, because of all the daughters of my city.

Rom. xii, 15, 16. Rejoice with them tha do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Col. iii, 12. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind; meekness, longsuffering.

Heb. xiii, 3. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

FORGIVENESS OF INJURIES.

Zech, vil, 9. Thus speaketh the LORD of host, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions, every man to his brother.

Matth. v, 7, 23, 24. Blessed a the merciful: for they shall obt mercy. Therefore, if thou br thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave thiere

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