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Israel, that abhor judgment, and unrighteousness in judgment, intaketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert all equity.

mete-yard, in weight, or in meas- pervert the ways of judgment. Hab. il, 5. Yea also, because he ure. Just balances, just weights,

Acts xxiv, 26, 27. He hoped also transgresseth by wine, he is a a just ephal, and a just hin, shall that money should have been proui man, neither keepeth at ye have: I am the Lord your God, given him of Paul, that he might home, who enlargeth his desire as

which brought you out of the loose him: wherefore he sent for hell, and is as death, and cannot land of Egypt.

him the oftener, and communed be satisfied, but gathereth unto Lev. xxvii, 25, And all thy with him. But after two years bim all nations, and heapeth unto estimations shall be according to Porcius Festus came into Felix' him all people.

the shekel of the sanctuary: room: and Felix, willing to shew Luke xvi, 14. And the Pharisees twenty gerahs shall be the shekel, the Jews a easur left Paul also, who were covetous, heard all Deut. xxv. 13-16. Thou shalt not bound. these things; and they derided | have in thy bag divers weights, him. a great and a small. Thou shalt

1 Sam. xii, 3-5. Behold, here I Eph. v. 5...... Nor covetous not have in thine house divers

am: witness against me before the man, who is an idolater.

measures, a great and a small. Lord, and before his anointed: 2 Peter ii, 15. Which have for- But thou shalt have a perfect and whose ox have I taken? or whose saken the right way, and are just weight, a perfect and just ass bave I taken? or whom have gone astray, following the way of measure shalt thou have;, that I defranded? whom have I opBalaam the son of Bosor, who thy days may be lengthened in the pressed? or of whose hand have loved the wages of unrighteous- land which the Lord thy God | I received any bribe to blind

giveth thee. For all that do such mine eyes therewith? and I will ness.

things, and all that do unright- restore it you. And they said, PUNISHMENT FROX God.

eously, are an abomination unto Thou hast not defrauded us, nor

the LORD thy God. Job xx, 19-22. Because he hath

oppressed us, neither hast thou oppressed and hath forsaken the Prov. xi, 1. A false balance is taken ought of any man's hand. poor, because he hath lently

abomination to the LORD: but a And he said unto them, The taken away an house which he just weight is his delight.

Lord is witness against you, and builded pot; Surely he shall not Prov. xvi, 11. A just weight and his anointed is witness this day, feel quietness in his belly, he shall balance are the Lord's; all the that ye have not found ought in not save of that which he desired. weights of the bag are his work.

my hand.

And they answered, There shall none of his meat be

He is witness,

Prov. xx, 10, 23. Divers weights, left; therefore shall no man look and divers measures. both of

Job xv, 34. For the congregation for his goods. In the fulness of them are alike abomination to

of hypocrites shall be desolate, his sufficiency he shall be in the LORD. Divers weights are an

and fire shall consume the taberstraits: every hand of the wicked abomination unto the LORD; and nacles of bribery. shall come upon him. a false balance is not good.

Prov. xxix, 4. The king by judgJob xxvii, 13-15. This is the Ezek. xlv, 10-12, Ye shall have ment establisheth the land: but he portion of a wicked man with God, just balances, and a just epbah, that receiveth gifts overthrowetli and the heritage of oppressors, and a just bath. The ephah and it. which they shall receive of the the bath shall be of one measure, Almighty. If his children be that the bath may contain the righteously, and speaketh up

Isa. xxxiii, 15. He that walketh multiplied, it is for the sword; and tenth part of an homer, and the rightly; he that despiseth the gain his otispring shall not be satisfied ephah the tenth part of an homer: of oppressions, that shaketh his with bread. Those that remain the measure thereof shall be after hands from holding of bribes, of him shall be buried in death; the homer. And the shekel shed that stoppeth his ears from hearand his widows shall not weep. be twenty geralis: twenty shekels, ing of blood, and shutteth his

Ps. ciii, 6. The Lord executeth five and twenty shekels, fifteen eyes from seeing evil. righteousness and judgment for shekels, shall be your maneh. all that are oppressed. Hosea xii, 7. He is a merchant,

LAW OF USURY. Prov. xxii, 16, 23. He that op- the balances of deceit are in his

Erod. xxil, 25. If thou lend presseth the poor to increase his hand: he loveth to oppress, riches, and he that giveth to the Micah vi, 10, 11. Are there yet is poor by thee, thou shalt not be

money to any of my people that rich, shall surely come to want. the treasures of wickedness in the For the Lord will plead their house of the wicked, and the thou lay upon him usury.

to him as an usurer, neither shalt cause, and spoil the soul of those scant measure that is abominable? that spoiled them. Shall I count them pure with the

Lev. xxv, 36, 37. Take thou no Isa. xxx, 12, 13. Wherefore thus wicked balances, and with the usury of him, or increase: but fear

thy God; that thy brother may saith the Holy One of Israel, Be- bag of deceitful weights?

live with thee. Thou shalt not cause ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverse.

BRIBERY.

give him thy money upon usury, ness, and stay thereon: Therefore

nor lend him thy victuals for inExod. xxiii, 8. And thou shalt

crease. this iniquity shall be to you as a take no gift: for the gift blindeth breach ready to fall, swelling out the wise, and perverteth the words

Deut. xxiii, 19, 20. Thou shalt in a high wall, whose breaking of the righteous.

not lend upun usary to thy brother; cometh suddenly at an instant.

Deut. xvi, 19. Thou shalt not usury of money, usury of victuals, Zeph. iii, 1. Woe to her that is wrest judgment; thou shall not usury of any thing that is lent filthy and polluted, to the oppress-respect persons, neither take a

upon usury. Unto a stranger ing city! gift.

thou mayest lend upon usury, but 1 Sam. viii, 3. And his sons lend upon usury; that the LORD

unto thy brother thou shalt not 3.-INSTANCES OF DIS

walked not in his ways, but turn- thy God may bless thee in all HONESTY.

ed aside after lucry, and took that thou settest thine hand to, FALSE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. bribes, and perverted judgment. in the land whither thou goest Lev. xix, 35, 36. Yo shall do no Prov. xvil, 23. A wicked man I to possess it.

Neh, v, 10, 12. I likewise, and to another, What is this that God | ing to his birthright, and the my brethren, and my servants, hath done unto us? And it came youngest according to his youth: might exact of them money and to pass, as they emptied their and the men marvelled one at corp: I pray you, let us leave off sacks, that, behold, every man's another. this usury. Then said they, We bundle of money was in his sack: Gen. xlviii, 17-20. And when will restore them, and will require and when both they and their Joseph saw that his father laid nothing of them; so will we do as father saw the bundles of money, his right hand upon the head of thou sayest. Then I called the they were afraid.

Ephraim, it displeased him: and priests, and took an oath of them,

Gen. xliii, 12, 19-24. And take he held up his father's hand, to that they should do according to double money in your hand: and remove it from Ephraim's head this promise,

the money that was brought unto Manasseh's head, And

again in the mouth of your sacks, Joseph said unto his father, Not Neh. v, 7. Then I consulted with carry it again in your hand; per so, my father: for this is the firstmyself, and I rebuked the nobles, adventure it was an oversight. born; put thy right hand upon bis

near

to the head. And his father refused, and and the rulers, and said unto And they came them, Ye exact usury, every one

steward of. Joseph's house, and said, I know it, my son, I know of his brother. And I set a great they communed with him at the it

: he also shall become 'a people, assembly against them.

door of the house. And he said, and he also shall be great; but

O sir, we came indeed down at truly his younger brother shall be Ps. XV, 5. He that putteth not out bis money to usury, nor tak- the first time to buy food: And it greater than he, and his seed

came to pass, when we came to shall become a multitude of naeth reward against the innocent, He that doeth theso things shall the inn, that we opened our

sacks, tions. And he blessed them that

and, behold, every inan's money | day, saying, In thee shall Israel never be moved.

was in the mouth of his sack, our bless, saying, God make thee as Prov. xxviii, 8. He that by money in full weight; and we Ephraim, and as Manasseh. And usury and unjust gain increaseth have brought it again in our he set Ephraim before Manasseh, his substance, he shall gather it hand. And other money have we for him that will pity the poor. brought down in our hands to buy knowledge 'the son of the bated

Deut. xxi, 17. But he shall acJer. xv, 10. Woe is me, my food: we cannot tell who put our for the first-born, by giving him a mother, that thou hast born me a money in our sacks. And he said, double portion of all that he hath: man of strife and a man of con- Peace be to you, fear not; your for be is the beginning of his tention to the whole earth! I have God, and the God of your father, strength; the right of the firstneither lent on usury, nor men

hath given you treasure in your born is his. have lent to me on usury; yet sacks: I had your money. And he every one of them doth curse brought Simeon out unto them. 1 Chron. V, 1, 2. Now the sons me.

And the man brought the men into of Reuben, the first-born of Israel, Ezek. xviil, 13. Hath given Josepli's house, and gave them for he was the first-born; but, forth upon usury; and hath taken water, and they washed their forasmuch as he defiled his fa increase; shall be then live?

feet; and he gave their asses pro- ther's bed, his birthright was he shall not live. vender.

given unto the sons of Joseph the Ezek. xxii, 12. In thee have

Gen. xliv, 6-8. And he overtook

son of Israel: and the genealogy they taken gifts to shed blood; them, and he spake unto them is not to be reckoned after the thou hast taken usury and in these same words. And they said birthright. For Judah prefailed

above his brethren, and of him crease, and thou hast greedily unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid

came the chief ruler; but the gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgutten me, that thy servants should do ac

birthright was Josepli's.) saith the Lord God.

cording to this thing. Behold, 1 Chron. xxvi, 10. Also Hosah, the money which we found in our of the children of Merari, had

sacks' mouths we brought again sons; Simri the chief (for though LAW CONCERNING LOST

unto thee out of the land of he was not the first-born, yet his PROPERTY.

Canaan: how then should we steal father made him the chief.) Deut. xxii, 1-3. Thou shalt not out of thy lord's house silver or see thy brother's ox or his sheep gold,

ENTAIL. go astray, and hide thyself from them; thou shalt in any case bring

III.

Num. sivil, 1-11. Then came them again unto thy brother. LAW OF FIXED

the daughters of Zelophehad, the

son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, And if thy brother be pot nigh unto thee, or if thou know him

PROPERTY.

the son of Machir, the son of not; then thou shalt bring it unto

PRIMOGENITURE.

Manasseh, of the families of Manthine own house, and it shall be Gen. xxv, 5. 31-34. And Abra- these are the names of his daugh

asseh the son of Joseph: and with thee until thy brother seek ham gave all that he had unto after it, and thou shalt restore it Isaac. And Jacob said, Sell me

ters, Mahlabı, Noah, and Hoglan, to him again.

and Milcah, and Tirzah. And In like manner this day thy birthright. And

they stood before Moses, and beshalt thou do with his ass; and so Esau said, Behold, I am at the fure Eleazar the priest, and before shalt thou do with his raiment; point to die; and what profit shall and with all lost thing of thy this birthriglit do to me? And tion, by the door of the tabernacle

the princes aud all the congregabrother's, which he hath lost, and Jacob said, Swear to me this day; of the congregation, saying, Our thou hast found, shalt thou do and he sware unto him; and he father died in the wilderness, and likewise: thou mayest not hide sold bis birthright unto Jacob. he was not in the company of thysell. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and

them that gathered themselves pottage of lentiles; and he did eat together against the LORD in the Gen. xlll, 28, 35. And he said and drink, and rose op, and went

company of Korah; but dled in anto his brethren, My money is his way: thus Esau despised his his own sin, and had no sons. restored; and, lo, it is even in my birthright.

Why should the name of our sack: and their heart failed them, Gen. xliii, 33. And they sat father be done away from among and they were afraid, saying one before him, the first-born accord. ' his family, because he hath no

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son?

Gire anto us therefore a daughter,that possesseth an inher-y among you; for the Lord shall possession among the brethren of itance in any tribe of the children greatly bless thee in the land our father. And Moses brought of Israel, shall be wife unto one of which the LORD thy God giveth their cause before the LORD. And the family of the tribe of her fathee for an inheritance to possess the Lord spake unto Moses, say. ther, that the children of Israel | it: Only if thou carefully kearken ing. The daughters of Zelophehad may enjoy every man the inherit- unto the voice of the LORD thy speak right: thou shalt surely ance of his fathers. Neither shall God, to observe to do all these give them a possession of an in- the inheritance remove from one commandments which I command heritance among their father's tribe to another tribe; but everythee this day. brethren; and thou shalt cause one of the tribes of the children

Luke vi, 30. Give to every man the inheritance of their father to of Israel shall keep himself to his that asketh of thee; and of him pass unto them. And thou shalt own inheritance.

that taketh away thy goods, ask speak unto the children of Israel,

them not again. saying. If a inan die, and have no

ALLUSIONS.

Luke vii, 40-43. And Jesus anson, then ye shall cause his in

Jer. xlix, 1. Concerning the swering, said unto him, Simon, I heritance to piss unto his daugli- | Ammonites, thus saith the LORD, have somewhat to say unto thee. ter. And it he have no daughter, Hath Israel no sons ? hath be no And he saith, Master, say on. then ye shall give bis inheritance heir ? why then doth their king There was a certain creditor unto his brethren. And if he inherit Gad, and his people dwell which had two debtors: the one have no brethren, then ye shall in his cities?

owed five hundred pence, and the give bis inheritance unto his fa

Mic. I, 15. Yet will I bring an other fifty. And when they had ther's brethren.

And if his fa-heir into thee, O inhabitant of nothing to pay, he frankly forgave ther have no brethren, then yo | Mareshah: he shall come unto them both. Tell me therefore, shall give his inheritance unto his

which of them will love him most? kinsman that is next to himn of his Adullam the glory of Israel. family, and he shall possess it :

Luke xii, 13, 14. And one of the Simon answered and said, I supand it shall be unto the children company said unto him, Master, pose that he to whom he forgave

most. And he suid unto him, of Israel a statute of judgment, as speak to my brother, that he dithe Lord commanded Moses. vide the inheritance with me.

Thou hast rightly judged. Num. XXXVI, 1--9. And the chief And he said unto him, Man, who

LAW OF PLEDGES. fathers of the families of the chil-made me a judge or a divider over

Exod. xxii, 26. If thou at all take dren of Gilead, the son of Machir, you? the son of Manasseh, of the fami

thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, lies of the sons of Joseph, came

IV.

thou shalt deliver it unto him by near, and spake before Moses, and LAW OF DEBT.

that the sun goeth down. before the princes, the chief fa

RECOVERY OF DEBT.

Deut. xxiv, 6, 10-13. No man thers of the children of Israel:

shall take the nether or the upper And they said, The LORD com

Exod. xxii, 10-15. If a man millstone to pledge: for he taketh manded my lord to give the land deliver unto his neighbour an a man's life to pledge. When tor au inheritance by lot to the ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or thou dost lend thy brother any children of Israel: and my lord any beast, to keep; and it die, thing, thou shalt not go into his was commanded by the Lord to or be hurt, or driven away, house to fetch his pledge. Thou give the inheritance of Zelophe- no man seeing it: Then shall an shalt stand abroad, and the man had our brother unto his daugh

oath of the LORD be between them to whom thou dost lend shall ters. And if they be married to both, that he hath not put his bring out the pledge abroad unto any of the sons of the other tribes hand unto his neighbour's goods; thee. And if the man be poor, of the children of Israel, then and the owner of it shall accept thou shalt not sleep with his shall their inheritance be taken thereof, and he shall not make it pledge: In any case thou shalt from the inheritance of our ta- good. And if it be stolen from deliver him the pledge again when thers, and shall be put to the ic-| bim, he shall make restitution the sun goeth down, that he may heritance of the tribe whereunto unto the owner thereof. If it be sleep in his own raiment, and they are received: so shall it be torn in pieces, then let him bring bless thee: and it shall be rightaken from the lot of our inherit- it for witness, and he shall noi teousness unto thee before the auce. And when the jubilee of make good that which was torn. LORD thy God. the children of Israel shall be, And if a man borrow ought of his then shall their inheritance be put neighbour, and it be hurt, or die,

INSTANCES. unto the inheritance of the tribe the owner thereof being not with Gen. xxxvii, 18, 20. And ho whereunto they are received: so it; he shall surely make it good. said, Wbat pledge shall I give shall their inheritance be taken But if the owner thereof be with thee? And she said, Thy signet, away from the inheritance of the it, he shall not make it good: if it and thy bracelets, and thy staff tribe of our fathers. And Mcses be an hired thing, it came for his that is in thine hand; and he gaye commanded the children of Israel, hire.

it her, and came in unto her; and according to the word of the

she conceived by him. And JuLORD), saying, The tribe of the REMISSION OF DEBT.

dal sent the kid by the hand of sons of Joseph hath said well. Deut. xv, 1-5. At the end of ceive his pledge from the womau's

his friend the Adullamite, to reThis is the thing which the LORD cuery seven years thou shalt make doth command concerning the

band: but he found her not. a release. And this is the mandaughters of Zelopuehad, saying, ner of the release: Every creditor

1 Sam. xvii, 18. And carry these Let them marry to whom they that lendeth ought unto his neigh- ten cheeses unto the captain of think best, only to the family of bour shall release it; he shall not their thousand, and look how thy the tribe of their father shall they exact it of his neighbour, or of his brethren fare, and take their marry: So shall not the inherit-brother; because it is called the pledge. ance of the children of Israel re- Lond's release. Of a foreigner thou Neh. v, 3. Some also there were move from tribe to tribe; for every mayest exact it again: but that that said, we have mortgaged one of the cbildren of Israel shall which is thine with thy brother our lands, vineyards, and houses, ktep bimself to the inheritance of thine hand shall release ; Save that we might buy corn, becansé the tribe of his fathers. And every when there shall be no poor of the dearth.

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Job xxiv, 3, 9. They drive away Deut. xxviii, 12, 43, 44. The LORD | fonnd favour in thine eyes, tarry: the ass of the fatherless; they take shall open unto thee his good for I have learned by experience the widow's ox for a pledge; They treasure, the heaven to give the that the Lord hath blessed me for pluck the fatherless from the rain unto thy land in his season, thy sake. And he said, Appoint breast, and take a pledge of the and to bless all the work of thine me thy wages, and I will give it. poor.

hand: and thou shalt lend unto And he said unto him, Thou Prov. xi, 15. He that is surety many nations, and thou shalt not knowest how I have served thee, for a stranger shall smart for it; borrow. The stranger that is and how thy cattle was with me. and he that hateth suretiship is within thee shall get up above And he said, What shall I give sure.

thee very high, and thou shalt thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt Amos ii, 8. And they lay them- lend to thee, and thou shalt not wilt do this thing for me, I will

come down Very low. He shall not give me any thing. If ihou selves down upon clothes laid to lend to him: he shall be the head, pledge by every altar, and they and thou shalt be the tail.

again feed and keep thy flock.

I will pass through all thy flock drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god,

2 Kings iv, 7. Then she came to-day, removing from thence all

and told the man of God: and he the speckled and spotted cattle, CAUTIONRY.

said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy and all the brown cattle among Gen. xlil, 37. And Reuben spake debt, and live thou and thy chil- the sheep, and the spotted and dren of the rest.

speckled among the goats, and of unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to Ps. xxxvii, 21, 26. The wicked such shall be my hire. So shai thee: deliver him into my hand, borroweth, and payeth not again in time to come, when it shall

my righteousness answer for the and I will bring him to thee again, but the righteous showeth mercy, and giveth. He is ever merci.

come for my hire before the face: Gen. xliii, 9. I will be surety for ful, and lendeth; and his seed is every one that is not speckled and him; of my hand shalt thou require blessed.

spotted among the guate, and him; if I bring him not unto thee,

brown among the sheep, that shall

Ps, cxii, 5. A good man sheweth be counted stolen with me. And and set him before thee, then let favour, and lendeth; he will guide Laban said, Behold, I would it me bear the blame for ever. bis affairs with discretion.

might be according to thy word. Gen. xliv, 32, 33. For thy servant became surety for the lad over the poor, and the borrower is he may rest, till be shall accom

Prov. xxii, 7. The rich ruleth

Job xiv, 6. Turn from him, that unto my father, saying, If I bring

servant to the lender. him not unto thee, then I shall

plish, as an hireling, bis day. bear the blame to my father for

Jatth. v, 42. Give to him that

P3. ci, 6, 7. Mine eyes shall be ever. Now therefore, I pray thee, asketh thee; and from him that I

upon the faithful of the land, that let thy servant abido instead of would borrow of thee turn not they may dwell with me: be that the lad a bond-man to my lord; thou away.

walketh in a perfect way, he shall and let the lad go up with his

serve me. He that worketh de brethren.

V.

ceit shall not dwell within my Job xvii, 3. Lay down now, put

LAW OF MASTER AND house: he that telleth lies sball not me in a surety with thee; who is

SERVANT.

tarry in my sight. be that will strike hands with me? SUPERIORITY OF MASTER.

WAGES. Prov. xi, 15. IIe that is surety

Prov. xii, 9. He that is despised, for a stranger shall smart for it; and hath a servant, is better than hath deceived me, and changed

Gen. xxxi, 7, 41. And your father and he that hateth suretiship is he that honoureth himself, and my wages ten times: but Goul sulsure. lacketh bread.

fered him not to hurt me. Thus Prov. xvii, 18. A man void of

Luke xxii, 27. For whether is have I been twenty years in thy understanding striketh hands, and

greater, he that sitteth at meat, or house: I served thee fourteen years becometh surety in the presence he that serveth? is not he that 'sit for thy two daughters, and six of his friend.

teth at meat? but I am among you years for thy cattle: and thou bass Prov. xx, 16. Take his garment as he that serveth.

changed my wages ten times. that is surety for a stranger, and John xiii, 16. Verily, verily, I Lev. xix, 13. Thou shalt not detake a pledge of him for a strauge say unto you, The servant is not fraud thy neighbour, neither rob woman.

greater than his lord; neither henim: the waves of him that is Prov. xxii, 26. Be not thou one that is sent greater than he that hired shall not abide with thee all of them that strike hands, or of sent him.

night until the morning. them that are sureties for debts.

Deut. xxiv, 14, 15. Thon shalt Prov. xxvii, 13. Take his gar

PRECEPTY.

not oppress an hired servant that ment that is surety for a stranger,

Lev. XXV, 43. Thou shalt not rule is poor and needy, whether he be and take a pledge of him for a

over him with rigour, but sbaltofthy brethren,or of thy strangers strange woman. fear thy God.

that are in thy land within thy

Prov. xxix, 21. He that deli-tes: At bis day thou shalt give RELATION OF BORROWER cately bringeth up his servant him his bire, neither shall the sun AND LENDER. from a child, shall have bim be- go down upon it; for he is poor,

and setteth his heart upon it; lest Deut. XV, 6, 8. For the Lord thy come his son at the length. God blesseth thee, as he promised

Eph. vi, 9. And, ye masters, do he cry against thee unto the LORD, thee : and thou shalt lend unto the same things unto them, for- and it be sin unto thee. many nations, but thou shalt not bearing threatening: knowing that Jer, xxii, 13. Woe unto him that borrow; and thou shalt reign over your Master also is in heaven; nei- buildeth his house by unrighteousmany nations, but they shall not ther is there respect of persons ness, and his chambers by wrung reigu over thee. But thou shalt with him.

that useth his neighbour's service open thine hand wide unto him,

without wages, and giveth him and shalt surely lend him suin

CONTRACT.

not for his work, cient for his need, in that which he Gen. xxx, 27-29,31-34. And Laban Mal. iii, 5. And I will come near wanteth.

said unto him, I pray thee if I have I to you to judgment; and I will be a

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swift witness against the sorcerers, and maidens, and had servants, That he shall make him ruler over and against the adulterers, and born in my house; also I had great all his goods. againsi false swearers, and against possessions of great and small those that oppress the bireling in cattle above all that were in Jeru- BAD SERVANTS AND his wages, the widow, and the salem before me.

RUN-A-WAYS. fatherless, and that turn aside the Mark xiv, 66. And as Peter was stranger from his right, and fear beneath in the palace, there com

Deut. xxiii, 15, 16. Thou shalt

not deliver unto his master the Dot me, saith the LORD of hosts.

eth one of the maius of the high servant which is escaped from his Col. iv, 1. Masters, give unto priest.

master unto thee. He shall dwell four servants that which is just

Luke xii, 42-44. And the Lord with thee, ecen among you, in and equal; knowing that ye also said, Whó then is that faithful that place which he shall choose have a Master in heaven.

and wise steward, whom his lord in one of thy gates, where it

shall make ruler over his house- liketh him best: thou shalt not RELATION OF MASTER AND Hold, to give them their portion of oppress him. SERVANT. meat in due season? Blessed is

1 Sam. xxv, 10. And Nabal anGen. xxiv, 10, 34. And the ser- that servant, whom his lord, when swered David's servants, and said, vant took'ten camels, of the he cometh, shall tind so doing, of who is David? and who is the son camels of his master, 'and de- a truth I say unto you, that he of Jesse? There be many servants parted; (for all the goods of his will make him ruler over all that

DOW a days that break away master were in his hand;) and he he hath.

every man from his master. arose, and went to Mesopotamia, 1 Cor. iv, 1, 2. Let a man so ac

1 Kings ii, 39, 40. And it came unto the city of Nahor. And he count of us as of the ministers of to pass at the end of three years, said, I am Abraham's servant. Christ, and stewards of the

that two of the servants of 2 Sam. 1x, 2, 8–12. And there mysteries of God. Moreover, it is Shimei ran away unto Achish son was of the house of Saul a ser

required in stewards, that a man of Maachah king of Gath: and

bo found faithful. vant, whose name was Ziba: and

they told Shimei, saying, Behold, when they had called him unto

thy servants be in Gath, And David, the king said unto him, EXEMPLARY SERVANTS. Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy

Gen. xxxi, 6. And ye know, that and went to Gath to Achish to servant is he. Then the king with all my power I (Jacob) have went, and brought his servants

seek his servants: and Shimei called to Ziba, Saul's servant, and served your father. said unto him, I have given unto

from Gath. thy master's son all that pertained

Gen. xxxix, 1-5. And Joseph

Prov. xxix, 19. A servant will to Saul, and to all his house. was brought down

to Egypt; and not be corrected by words: for Thou therefore, and thy sons, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, though he understand he will not thy servants, shall till the land for , captain of the guard, an Egyptian,

answer. him, and thou shalt bring in the bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought

Zeph. I, 9. In the same day also fruits that thy master's son may him down thither. And the LORD

will I punish all those that leap have food to eat; but Mephiboshwas with Joseph, and he was a

on the threshold, which fill their eth thy master's son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now prosperous min; and he was in masters' houses with violence and

the house of his Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty Egyptiun. And his master saw

deceit. master the

Matth. xxlv, 48-5:. But and if servants. Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my that the Lord made all that he heart, My lord delayeth his com

that the LORD was with him, and that evil servant shall say in his lord the king hath commanded his did to prosper in his hand. And ing, and shall begin to smite his servant, so shall thy servant do: Joseph found grace in his sight, fellow - servants, and to eat and As for Mephibosheth, said the and he served him: and he made drink with the drunken; The lord king, he shall eat at my table, as of the king's sors.

And

him overseer over his house, and of that servant shall come in a day

all that he had he put into his when he looketh not for him, and Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micah; and all

hand. And it came to pass, from | in an hour that he is not aware of, that dwelt in the house of Ziba the time that he had made him And shall cut him asunder, and

appoint him his portion with the uere servants unto Mephibosh-overseer in his house, and over all

that he had, that the LORD blessed hypocrites: there shall be weeping eth.

the Egyptian's house for Joseph's and gnashing of teeth. 1 Kings iv, 27, 28. And those sake; and the blessing of the LORD officers provided victual for king was upon all that he had in the

VI. Solomon, and for all that came house, and in the field.

ANCIENT SLAVERY. unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked

Prov. xvii, 2. A wise servant Gen. xliii, 18. And the men were nothing. Barley also and straw shall have rule over a son that

afraid, because they were brought for the horses and dromedaries causeth, shame, and shall have into Joseph's house; and they said, brought they unto the place part of the inheritance among the Because of the mouey that was where the officers were, every brethren.

returned in our sacks at the first man according to his charge.

Prov. xxvii, 18. Whoso keepeth time are we brought in; that he

the lig-tree shall eat the fruit may seek occasion against us, and 1 Kings ix, 23. These were the thereot; so he that waiteth on his fall upon us, and take us for bondchief of the officers that were master'shall be honoured.

men, and our asses. over Solomon's work, five hun

Matth. xxiv, 45-47. Who then Gen. xliv, 9-12, 16, 17. With dred and fifty, which bare rule is a faithful and wise servant, whomsoever of thy servants it be over the people that wrought in

whom his lord hath made ruler found, both let him die, and we the work.

over his household, to give them also will be my lord's bond-men. Prov. xiii, 17. A wicked mes meat in due season? Blessed is And he said, Now also let it be senger falleth into mischief: but a that servant, whom his lord, according unto your words: he taithful ambassador is health.

when he cometh, shall find so with whom it is found shall be my Eccles. 11,7. I got me servants doing. Verily I say unto you, I servant; and ye shall be blameless.

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