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thy flesh to sin; neither say thoai bound her soul, of pono effect; 1 for the precious things of the
before the angel, that it was an and the LORD shall forgive her. earth, and fulness thereof; and for

But every vow of a widow, and of the good will of him that dwelt
Jonah 11, 9. But I will sacrince her that is divorced, wherewith

in the bush: let the blessing come
Into thee with the voice of thanks they have bound their souls, shall upon the head of Joseph, and

stand against her. And if she upon the top of the head of bim
giving; I will pay that that I have
vowed. Salvation is of the LORD. bound her soul by a bond with an brethren.

vowed in her husband's house, or that was separated from his

oath; And her husband heard it,
RASH VOWS.
and held his peace at her, and dis-

Josh. xiv, 13. And Joshqa bless

ed him, and gave unto Caleb the
allowed her not; then all her
Judges xi, 30, 31. And“Jephthah
vowed a vow unto the LORD, and

vows shall stand, and every bond son of Jeplıunneb Hebron for an
said, If thou shalt without fail shall stand. But if her husband
wherewith she bound her soul

inheritance. deliver the children of Ammon

1 Sam. xxvI, 25. Then Saul said into mine hands, Then it shall the day he heard them; then David: thou shalt both do great

hath utterly made them void on to David, Blessed be thou, my son be, that whatsoever cometh forth of the doors of my house to meet

whatsoever proceeded out of her things, and also shalt still prevail. me, when I return in peace from lips concerning her vows, or con. So David went on his way, and the children of Ammon, shall cerning the bond of her soul, shall Saul returned to his place. surely be the Lord's, and I will

not stand: her husband hath made offer it up for a burnt-offering. them void; and the LORD shall for

2 Sam. vi, 18. And as soon as
give her. Every vow, and every

David had made an end of offer-
Acts xxiii, 12--15. And when it binding oath to afflict the soui,

ingburnt-offeringsand peace-offerwas day, certain of the Jews her husband may establish it, or ings, he blessed the people in the banded together, and bound them- her husband may make it void. uame of the LORD of hosts.

selves under a curse, saying that But if her husband altogether bold 1 Chron. xvi, 2. 43. And when o they would neither eat nor drink his peace at her from day to day; David had made an end of offer

till they had killed Paul. And then he establisheth all her vows, ing the burnt - offerings and the SARL they were more than forty which or all her bonds, which are upon peace - offerings, he blessed the

had made this conspiracy. And her: he contirmeth them, because people in the name of the LORD. dey came to the chief priests and he held his peace at her in the And all the people departed, every elders, and said, We have bound day that he heard them. But if man to his house: And David re

ourselves under a great curse, he shall any wise make them yoid, turned to bless bis house. if that we will eat nothing until we after that he hath heard them; then have slain Paul. Now therefore he shall bear her iniquity. These

P3. cxvili, 26... We have blessed ye with the council signify to the are the statutes which the LORD you out of the house of the LORD. chief captain, that he bring him commauded Moses between Jer. xxxi, 23. Thus saith the down unto you to-morrow, as man and his wife, between the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, though ye would enquire some- father and his daughter, being yet As yet they shall use this speech thing more perfectly concerning in her youth in her father's in the land of Judah, and in the him; and we, or ever he come house.

cities thereof, when I shall bring Dear, are ready to kill him.

again their captivity; the LORD

bless thee, 0 habitation of justice,

BENEDICTION. SPECIAL CASE OF NOx-OBLIGA

and mountain of holiness. Gen. xxxii, 26. And he said, Let

me go, for the day breaketh. And Num. XXX, 3--16. If a woman he said, I will not let thee go, ex- | before you this day a blessing and

Deut. xi, 26--28. Behold, I set also vow a vow unto the LORD, cept thou bless me. and bind herself by a bond, being

a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the in her father's bouse in her youth; led Pharaoh, and went out from

Gen. xlvii, 10. And Jacob bless- commandments of the LORD your

God, which I command you this And her father hear her vow, and

day; And a curse, if ye will not ber bond wherewith she hath before Pharaoh.

obey the commandments of the bound her soul, and her father Gen. xlviii, 4, 8, 9. And said unto Lord your God, but turn aside out shall hold his peace at her: then me, Behold, I will make thee all her vows shall stand, and fruitful, and multiply thee, and I this day, to go after other gods,

of the way which I command you every bond wherewith she hath will make of thee a multitude of which ye have not known. bonnd her soul shall stand. But people; and will give this land to if her father disallow her in the ihy seed after thee, for an everday that he heareth; not any of lasting possession. And Israel

ENTREATY. her vows, or of her bonds, where- beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Judges xvi, 16. And it came to with she hath bound her soul, Who are these? And Joseph said pass, when she pressed him daily shall stand; and the LORD shall unto his father, They are my sons, with her words, and urged him, 80 forgive her, because her father whom God hath given me in this that his soul was vexed unio disallowed her. And if she had place. And he said, Bring them, death. at all an husband when she vowed, (i pray thee, unto me, and I will or uttere i aught out of her lips, biess ihem.

Ruth I, 16-18. And Ruth said. wherewith she bound her soul.

Lev. ix, 22. And Aaron lifted up to reiurn from following after

Entreat me not to leave thee, or
And her husband heard it and held his hand toward the people, and thee: for whither thou goesi,
hiy peace at her in the day that blessed them; and came down
He heard it; then her vows shall from offering of the sin-offering, will lodge: thy people shall be my

will go; and where thou lodgest, I tand, and her bonds wherewith and the burnt-offering, and peace- people, and thy God my God: she bound her soul shall stand.

offerings. But in her husband disallowed her

Where thou diest, will I die, and n the day thai he heard it; then Deut. xxxiji, 1, 16. And this is there will I be buried: the LORD ne shall make her vow which she the blessing wherewith Moses the do so to me, and more also, if -wed, and that wbich she utter- man of God blessed the children ought but death part thue and me. ed with her lips, wherewith shol of Israel before his death. And when she saw that she was sted

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fastig minded to go with per, then Jer. xii, 16. And it shall come

Josh, is, 18. And the didel she left speaking unto her. to pass, if they will diligently learn Israel smote them not, bez

Neh. vi, 4. Yet they sent unto the ways of my people, to swear the princes of the (0047eck: 0 me four times after this sort; and by my name, The Lord livetb; (ag had sworn unto tben bs the lo I answered them after the same they taught my people to swear God of Israel. munner.

by Baal;) then sball they be built gregation murmured agaas 24 Matt. xv, 23. But he answered in the midst of my pevple. princes. her not a word. And his disciples

Rom. I, 9. For God is my wit

Jud. xxi, 18. Hoxbeit, FeDf came and besought hiin, saying, nese, whom I serve with my spirit

not give

tliem wire o Send her away; for sbu crieth af- in the

gospel of his Son, that with daughters for the childrea 1 ter 16.

out ceusing I make mention of rael have sworn, supire Mark x, 47. And when he heard you always in my prayers.

be he that giveth a ville to la that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he Rom. 1x, 1. I say the truth in jamin. began to cry out, and say, Jesus, Christ, I lie not, my conscience 1 Sam, xx, 42. Add Jones thou son of David, have mercy on also bearing me witness in the said to David, Go in peace, de me. Holy Ghost.

much as we have sworn by

Phil. i, 8. For God is my record, us in the name of the 10 THE OATH, OR APPEAL TO

how greatly I long after you all ing, The Lord be between dira GOD.

in the bowels of Jesus Christ. thee, and between my seed of Deut. vi, 13. Thou shalt fear the

1 Thess, il, 5. For neither at any and departed; and Jonattaa mu

thy seed for ever. And be re LORD thy God, and serve him, time used we flattering words, as and shalt swear by his name. ye know, nor a cloak of covetous

into the city. Deut. x, 20. Thou shalt fear the ness; God is witness.

2 Sam, xix, 23. Therefore 34 LORD thy God; bim shalt thou Heb. vi, 16.

For men verily king said unto Sbimei, This serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, swear by the greater; and an oath not die: and the king stations and swear by his name.

for confirmation is to them an end him. Joshua xxii, 21--23. Then the of all strife.

2 Sam. xxi, 2,7. And children of Reuben, and the chil

called the Gibeonites, and a dren of Gad, and the half-tribe of

OBLIGATION OF AN OATH. unto them: (10w the Gitength Manasseh, answered and said unto Gen. xxiv, 41. Then shalt thou were not of the children dla the heads of the thousands of Is be clear from this my oath, when but of the remnant of the rael, The Lord God of gods, the thou comest to my kindred; and rites, and the children of the LORD God of gods, he knoweth, if they give thee not one,' thou had 'storn unto them; and and Israei he shall know; if it be shalt be clear from my oath. sought to slay them in bis 22 in rebellion, or if in transgression

the children of Israel and Jos

Lev. v, 4. Or if a soul swear, But the king spared Me against the LORD, (save us not this pronouncing with his lips to dy sheth, the son of Jonaite day,) That we have built us an al- evil, or to do good, whatsoever it tar "to turn from following the be that a man shall pronounce oath that was between thea.

son of Saul, because of the Ligi LORD, or if to offer thereon burnt with an oath, and it be hid from tween David and Jonathan offering, or meat-offering, or if to him; when he knoweth of it, then Offer peace-offerings thereon, let he shall be guilty in one of these.

son of Saul. the Lord himselt require It. Josh. ii, 14-20. And the men

1 Kings fi, 8, 9. And, betri! 1 Sam. xx, 12, 23. And Jonathan answered her, Our lite for yours,

thou hast with thee Ships said unto

David. And as touching if ye utler not this our busi: sou of Gera, a Benjatute at : the matter of which thou and I ness. And it shall be, wben burim, which cursed me vidi have spoken of, behold, the LORD the LORD hath given 118

the grievous curse in the day sbali be between thee and me for ever. land, that we will deal kindly and

went to Mahauaim: bat les 1 Sam. axir, 15. The Lord there-truly with thee. And she said down to meet me at Jordaar! fore be judge, and judge between into them, Get you to the moun

I sware to him by the LORD, me and thee, and see, and plead tain, lest the pursiers meet you; ing, I will not put the to muy cause, and deliver me out of and hide yourselves there three with the sword. Now there thine hand. days, until the pursuers be re

hold him not guiltless: t?! 1 Kings viii, 31, 32. If any man turned; and afterward may ye go

art a wise man, and knores trespass against his neighbour, unto her, we will be blameless of his hoar head bring thou d: ****

your way.

And the men said thou oughtest to do unto hire: N and an oath be laid upon him to this thine oath which thou hast the grave with blood. calise him to swear, and the made us swear. Behold, when we oath come before thine altar in this house: Then hear thou in

come into the land, thou shalt bind I will perform it, that I will bep this line of scarlet thread in the thy righteous judgments

. window which thou didst let us Job xvi, 19. Also now, behold down by: and thou shalt bring saith the Lord God, suredite my witness is in beaven, and my record is on high.

thy father, and thy mother, and

thy brethren, and all thy father's place ichere the king device at blesseth himselt in the earth, shall | if thou utter this our business | despised, and whose cornici and be that sweareth in the earth, oath which thou hast made us to

of Babylon he shall die. V sball swear by the God of truth; wear. because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are said unto the two men that had mounts, and building forts, to

Josh. vi, 22. But Joshua had for him in the war, by casting hid from mine eyes. Jer. iv, 2. And thou shalt swear,

spied out the country, Go into the off many persons: Seeing The LORD liveth, in truth, in judg- thence the woman, and all that covenant, when, lo, be had one

harlot's house, and bring out spised the oath by breaking the ment, and in righteousness. she bath, as ye sware unto her.

bis band, and bath dove all the

Ps. cxix, 106. I have sworn

heaven.....

Ezek. xvii, 16-19. Ali

shall Pharaoh, with his pink army and great company, nebo

things, he shall not escape. There- Jud. vill, 19. And he said, They but David and his men gat them
fore thas saith the Lord God; As were my brethren, even the sous up unto the hold.
I live, surely mine oath that he of my mother: as the LORD liveth,

1 Sam. xxx, 15. And David said hath despised, and my covenant if ye had saved them alive, I

to him, Canst thou bring me down that he hath broken, even it will would not slay you.

to this company? And he said, I recompense upon his own head.

1 Sam. xiv, 24--28, 39, 44, 45. And Swear unto me by God, that thou Mark vi, 26. And the king was

the men of Israel were distressed wilt neither kill me, nor deliver
exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's that day; for Saul had adjured the me into the hands of my master,
sake, and for their sakes which people, saying, Cursed be the man and I will bring thee down to this
sat with him, he would not reject that eateth any food until even- company.
her.

ing, that I may be avenged on 2 Sam. iii, 35. And when all the
mine enemies. So none of the

people came to cause David to eat INSTANCES IN THE OLD TESTA- people tasted any food. And all

meat while it was yet day, David
they of the land came to a wood;
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sware, saying, So do God to me,
and there was honey upon the and more also, if I taste bread, or
Gen. xiv, 22. And Abram said ground, And when the people
to the king of Sodom, I have lift

ought else, till the sun be down. were come into the wood, behold, vp mine hand unto the LORD, the the honey dropped; but no man

2 Sam. iv, 9. And David anmost high God, the possessor of put his band to his mouth: for the

swered Recbab and Baanah his heaven and earth.

people feared the oath. But Jo- brother, the sons of Rimmon the Gen. xxi, 22-24. 31. And it came

nathan heard not when his father Beerothite, and said unto them, to pass at that time that Abimelech charged the people with the oath: 48 the Lord liveth, who hath and Pbichol the chief captain of wherefore he put forth the end of redeemed my soul out of all ad

versity. his host spake unto Abraham.

the rod that was in his hand, and saying, God is with thee in ali dipped it in an honeycomb, and 2 Sam. xv, 21. And Ittai anthat thou doest: Now therefore put bis hand to his mouth; and his swered the king, and said. As the

Then swear unto me here by God, that eyes were enlightened.'

LORD liveth, and as my lord the thou wilt not deal falsely

with me; said, Thy father straitly charged my
answered one of the people, and king liveth, surely in what place

lord nor with my son, nor with my

the king shall be, son's son. And Abraham said, I

the people with an oath, saying. whether in death or life, even will swear.

Wherefore be called Cursed be the man that eatethi any there also will thy servant be. that place Beer-sheba; because food this day. And the people

2 Sam. xix, 7. Now therefore were faint. there they sware both of them.

For, as the Lord arise, go forth, and speak com

liveth,which saveth Israel, though Gen. xxiv, 2, 3,9. And Abraham it be in Jonathan my son, he shall

fortably unto thy servants: for I said unto his eldest servant of his surely die. But there was not a

swear by the LORD, if thou go not house, that ruled over all that he

forth, there will not tarry one man among all the people that with thee this night: and that will Dad, Put, I pray thee, thy hand

answered him. And Saul answerInder my thigh; And I will make ed, God do so and more also: for evil that befell thee from thy

be worse unto theo than all the Chee swear by the Lorn, the God thou shalt surely die, Jonathan. youth until now. of heaven, and the God of the

And the people said unto Saul, earth, that thou shalt not take a

Shall Jonathan die, who hath 1 Kings 1, 29, 30. And the king Fife unto my son of the daughters wrought this great 'salvation in sware, and said, As the LORD of the Cauaanites, among whom I Israel? God forbid: as the LORD liveth, that bath redeemed my well: And the servant put his livett; there shall not one hair of soul out of all distress, Even as ! and under the thigh of Abraham his head fall to the ground; for he sware unto thee by the LORD God is master, and sware to him con

hath wronght with God this day. of Israel, saying. Assuredly Soloeruing that matter. So the people rescued Jonathan, mon thy son shall reign after me,

and he shall sit upon my thone, in Gen. xxxi, 53. The God of Abra- that he died not. am, and the God of Nahor, the 1 Sam. xix, 6. And Saul heark- my stead: even so will I certainly

do this day. od of their father, judge betwixt ened unto the voice of Jonathan: 5. And Jacob sware by the Fear and Saul sware, As the LORD 1 Kings ii, 23, 24, 42, 43. Then his father Isaac. liveth, he shall not be slain.

king Solomon sware by the LORD, Gen. xlvil, 31. And he said,

1Sam. xx 3. But truly,as the Lord saying, God do so to me, and more Year unto me.

And Israel bowed is but a step between me and Now therefore, as the Lord liveth,

And he sware liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there also, if Adonijah have not spoken to him,

this word against his own life. mself upon the bed's head. death.

which hath established me, and Josh. ii, 12. Now therefore, I 1 Sam. xx, 13, 17. The LORD do set me on the throne of David my ay you, sware unto me by the

80 and much more to Jonathan: father, and who bath made me au BD, since I have showed you but if it please my father to do house, as be promised Adonijah, dness, that ye will also show thee evil, then I will show it thee, shall be put to death this day. dness unto my father's house, and send thee away, that thou And the king sent and called for I give me a true token.

mayest go in peace; and the LORD Shimei, and said unto him, Did I osh, ix, 15.

and Joshua made be with thee, as he bath been not make theetoswear bythe LORD, ce with them, and made a

with my fatherAnd Jonathan and protested unto thee, saying, gue with them, to let them live: caused David to swear again, be- Know for a certain, on the day the princes of the congrega.

cause he loved him: for be loved thou goest out, and walkest

him as he loved his own soul. stare unto them.

abroad any whither, that thou sh. xiv, 9. And Moses sware 1 Sam. xxiv, 21, 22. Swear now shalt sorely die? and thou saidst that day, saying, Surely the therefore unto mo by the LORD, unto me, The word that I have

whereon thy feet have trods that thou wilt not cut off my seed heard is good. Why then last shall be thine inheritance, and after me, and that thou wilt not thou not kept the oath of the children's for ever, because destroy my name out of my fa- LORD, and the commandment that

hast wholly followed the ther's house. And David sware I have charged thee with? as God.

unto Saul. And Saul went home; 1 Kings xviii, 10, 15. As the

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LORD thy God liveth, there is no that are mad against me are when he shall begin to sou, tha nation or kingdom whither my sworn against me.

mystery of God should be Din, lord hath not sent to seek thee;

Jer. xxxviii, 15, 16. Then Jere- 'as lie hath declared to his and when they said, He is not miah said unto Zedekiah, If I vants, the propbets. there, be took an oath of the declare it unto thee, wilt thou not kingdom and nation, that they surely put me to death? and if I

SELF IMPRECATIONS found thee not. And Elijah said, give thee counsel, wilt thou not

2 Sam. xxiv, 17. And David As the Lord of hosts liveth, before hearken unto me? So Zedekiah spake unto the LOBD, when whom I staud, I will surely shew

that smute the the king sware secretly unto Jere- saw the angel myself unto him to-day.

Lo. I have miah, saying, As the LORD liveth, people, and said, 2 Kings 11, 2. And Elijah said that made us this soul. I will not sinned, and I have done wicks unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray put thee to death, neither will i but these sbeep, wha: kayong thee; for the Lord bath sent me give thee in to the hand of these done? let thine hand, I pray the

be against me, and agaios 2 to Beth-el. And Elisha said unto men that seek thy life.

father's house. him, As the LORD liveth, and as Jer. xlii, 5. Then they said to thy soul liveth, I will not leave Jeremiah. The LORD be a true and

2 Chron. xxi, 17. Ani Dar thee, So they went down to faithful witness between us, if we

said unto God, Is it not I Beth-el.

do not even according to all commanded the people to see 2 Kings xxv, 24. And Gedaliah things for the which the LORD thy numbered? even I it is thui bare

sinned and done evil indeed by sware to them, and to their men, God shall send thee to us.

as for these sheep, tai tare and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees; IN THE NEW TESTAMENT.

they done? Let thine bani, 1

thee, O LORD my God, bota. dwell in the land, and serve the Matth. xiv, 7. Whereupon he and on my father's box, W king of Babylon, and it shall be promised with an oath to give her not on thy people, that they well with you. whatsoever she would ask.

should be plagued. 2 Chron. xv, 14, 15. And they Matth. xxvi. 71-74. And when he

Job xxxi, 5--S. If I have valta sware unto the LORD with a loud was gone out into the porch, with vanily, or if my foot voice, and with shouting, and another maid saw him, and said basted to deceit; Let me be strict with trumpets, and with cornets. unto them that were there. This ed in an even balance, th: 64 And all Judal rejoiced at the Jelloun was also with Jesus of may know mine integrity. It oath: for they had sworn with all Nazareth. And again he denied step hath turned out of the their heart,

with an oath, I do not know the and mine heart walked after mite 2 Chron. Xviii, 13, 15. And

man, And after a while cime eyes, and it any blot hath - grad Micaiah said, As the Lord liveth, unto him they that stood by, and to mine hands. Then let Det even what my God saith, that said to Peter, Surely, thou also and let another eat; yea, ki i will I speak. And the king said

art one of them; for thy speech offspring be rooted on:. to bim, Ilow many times shall I bewrayeth thee.' Then began he

Ps. vil, 3-5. O LORD my Gd! adjure thee that thou say notbing to curse and to swear, saying, I

I have done this; if there be to but the truth to me in the name know not the man. And immed

quity in my hands If I hate of the LORD? sately the cock crew.

warded evil unto him that a Ezra v, 5. But the eye of their her, Wbatsoever thou shalt ask of livered him that without ak;

Mark vi, 23. And he sware unto peace with me; (Fea, I have de God was upon the elders of the

me, I will give it thee, unto the mine enemy;) Let the top Jews, that they could not cause

hall of my kingdom. them to cease, till the matter

persecute my soul, and take # came to Darius: and then they

Mark xiv, 71. But he begun to yea, let him tread 'dowa Dys returned answer by letter con

curse and to swear, saying, I know upon the earth, and lay site not this man of whom ye speak.

honour in the dust. cerning this matter.

Selah. Neh. v, 12. Then said they, We true, our' word toward you was 2 Çor. I, 18, 23. But as God is

FAME. will restore them, and will renot yea and nay. Moreover I call

Num. xxvi. 9. And the scos quire nothing of them; so will we God for a record upon my soul, Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, do as thou sayest. Then I called that to spare you I canie not as

Abiram. This is that Datu the priests, and took an oath of

Abiram which tocre famous in the yet unto Corinth. them, that they should do according to this promise.

Gal. i, 20. Now the things Moses and against Aaron i

congregation, who strore asins Neh. x, 29. They clave to their betore God, I lie not,

which I write unto you, behold, company of Korah, she thes brethren, their nobles, and enter

strove against the LORD, ed into a curse, and into an oath,

1 Tim. v, 21. I charge thce before

Josh. iii, 7. And the LORD SE! to walk in God's law, which was God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, unto Joshua. This day will be given by Muses the servant of and the elect angels, that thou God, and to observe and do all observe these things, without gin to magnify thee in the end

of all Israel, that they may ko the 'commandments of the Lord preferring one before another, that, as I was with Moses I our Lord, and his judgments, and doiug nothing by partiality.

will be with thee. his statutes.

Rev. x. 5-7. And the angel which

Josh. Vi, 27. So the Lord 939 Job xxvii, 2-4. As God liveth, 1. sa w stand upon the sea and upon withi Joshua; and bis tante ens who hath taken away my judy- heaven, and sware by him that

the earth lified up his hand to noised throughout all the COLTI ment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul:

1 Chron. xi, 24. Those liveth for ever and ever, wbo

ANI the while my breath is in me, and the created lieaven, and the things did Benaiah the son of Jebih Spirit of God is in my nostrils. that therein are, and thu tarih, and had a name among tbe leto My lips shall not speak wicked and the sea, and tle things which and the things that therein are,

mighties. ness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

1 Chron. xiv, 17. And the fam are therein, that there should be of David went out into all 13 P8. cii, 8. Mine enemies re- time no longer: But in the days of aud the LORD brought the feard prouch me all the day; and they the voice of the seventh angel, him upon all nations.

C' ingly.

2 Çkron. XXVI, 8. And tho Am. and the day of death than the day / neither deal falsely, neither lie one monites gave gitts to Uzziah; and of one's birth.

to another. his name spread abroad even to

Eccles. x, 1. Dead flies cause the P8. cxix, 163. I hate and abhor the ertering in of Egypt; for he

ointment of the apothecary to lying: but thy law do I love. strengthened himself exceed- send forth a stinking sivour: So Ps.cxliv, 11. Rid me, and deliv.

doth a little folly him that is in re- er me from the hand of strange Job xxix, 8, 21--24. The young putation for wisdom and honour.

children, whose mouth speaketa men saw me, and hid themselves;

Luke vi, 26. Woe unto you when vanity, and their right hand is a and the aged arose, and stood up all men shall speak well of you, right hand of falsebood. Unto me men gave ear, and wait for so did their fathers to the ed, and kept silence at my coun- false prophets.

Prou, X, 18. He that hideth sel. After my words they spake

hatred with lying lips, and he that

John xii, 43. For they loved the not again; and my speech dropped

uttereth a slander, is a fool. upon them. And they waited for praise of men more than the praise

Prov. xl, 9. An hypocrite with of God. me as for the rain; and they opened

his mouth destroyeth his neightheir mouth wide as for the latter 2 Cor. viii, 21. Providing for bour : but through knowledge rain. If I laughed on them, they honest things, not only in the shall the just be delivered. believed it not; and the light of sight of the Lord, but also in the

Prov. xiii, 5. A righteous man my countenance they cast not sight of men.

hateth lying: but a wicked man is down.

3 John 12. Demetrius hath good Job Xxxi, 34. Did I fear a great report of all men, and of the truth loathesome, and cometh to shame.

Prov. xvii, 4. A wicked doer givmultitude, or did the contempt of itself: yea, and we also bear refamilies terrify me, that I kept cord; and ye know that our re- eth heed to false lips; and a liar

giveth ear to a naughty tongue. silence, and went not out of the cord is true. door?

Prov. xxvi, 23--25. Burning lips, P8. xxxvII, 6. And he shall bring Job xvii, 6. He hath made me

and a wicked heart, are like a poto forth thy righteousness as the also a by-word of the people; and sherd covered with silver dross. AII. light, and thy judgment as the aforetime I was as a tabret.

He that hateth dissembleth with noon-day.

his lips, and layeth up deceit withP8. xlix, 11, 18. Their inward long will ye turn my glory into believe him not; for there are seven

Ps. iv, 2. O ye sons of men, how in lim; When he speaketh fair, thought is, that their houses shall shame? how long will ye love abominations in his heart. Whose continue for ever, and their dwell- vanity, and seek after leasing? hatred is covered by deceit, bis ing-places to all generations: they Selah.

wickedness shall be shewed becall their lands after their own names. Though while he lived he

Ps. xxxi, 20. Thou shalt hide fore the whole congregation. blessed his soul; and men will

them in the secret of thy presence Prov. xxi, 28. A false witness praise theo, when tnou dvest well from the pride of man; thou shalt shall perish; but the man that to thyself.

keep them secretly in a pavilion heareth speaketh constantly. Ps. cxil, 6, 7. Surely he shall from the strife of tongues.

Prov. xxvi, 13. The slothful not be moved for ever: the right- Ps. cxix, 141. I am small and man saith, There is a lion in the eous shall be in everlasting re- despised: yet do not I forget thy way, a lion is in the streets. membrance. Ho shall not be precepts.

Isa. Ixiii, 8. For he said, Surely afraid of evil tidings: his heart is Prov. xviii, 3. When the wicked they are my people, children that fixed, trnsting in the LORD. cometh, then cometh contempt, I will not lie: 80 he was their sa

viour. Prov. iii, 3, 4, 35. Let not mercy and with ignominy reproach. and truth forsake thee: bind them Isa. xxxii, 5. The vile person

Jer. Ix, 4, 5. Take ye heed every about thy neck; write them upon shall be no more called liberal, one of his neighbour, and trust yo the table of thine heart. So shalt nor the churl said to be bountiful. not in any brother : for every thou find favour and good under- Jer. xlix, 15, 17. For, lo, I will brother will utterly supplant, and standing in the sight of God and make thee small among the hea- every neighbour will walk with man. The wise shall inherit then, and despised among men.

slanders. And they will deceive glory; but shame shall be the pro- Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one his neiglibour, and will motion of fools.

not speak the truth: they have every one that goeth by it shall Prov. x, 7. The memory of the be astonished, and shall hiss at all tauglit their tongue to speak lies, Just is blessed: but the name of the plagues thereof.

and weary themselves to commit the wicked shall rot.

iniquity. 2 Cor. viii, 20. Avoiding this,

Jer. xil, 6. For even thy brethProv. xi, 27. He that diligently that no man should blame us in seeketh good procureth favour: this abundance which is adminis. ren, and the house of thy father, but he that seeketh mischief, ittered by us.

even theyhave dealt treacherously shall come unto him.

with thee; yea, they have called 1 Thess. v, 22. Abstain from all

a multitude after thee: believe Prov. xiil,15. Good understand

of evil. appearance

them not, though they speak fair ing giveth favour: but the way of

1 Peter iii, 16. Having a good words unto thee. transgressors is hard. conscience; that, whereas they

Zeph. iii, 13. The remnant of Isspeak evil of you, as of evil doers, rael shall not do iniquity, nor Prov. xxii, 1. A good name is they may be ashamed that falsely speak lies; neither shall a deceiirather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather Christ.

acense your good conversation in fultongue be found in their mouth: than silver and gold.

for they shall feed and lie down, Prov. xxvii, 21. As the fining

and none shall make them afraid.

3rd. pot for silver, and the furnace for

Rom. II!, 7, 8. For if the truth of gold; so is a man to his praise.

SINS OF THE TONGUE. God hath more abounded through Eccles. vii, 1. A good name is

FALSEHOOD.

my lie unto his glory, why yet an

I also judged as a sinner? And not precious olutment; Lev. xix, 11. Ye shall not steal, ) rather, (as we be slanderously re.

better than

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