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ported, and as some afirm that we said anto Ahijah, Behold, the wife, be avenged on such a natke o way,) Let us do evil, that good may of Jeroboam cometh to ask a this? come? whose damnation is just. thing of thee for herson; for he is Jer. I, 36. A sword is upca t

Eph. iv, 25. Wherefore, putting sick: thns and thus shalt thou say liars; and they shall detessori away lying, speak every mau

unto her: for it shall be, when she is upon ber mighty me and they truth with Lis neighbour..

cometh in, that she shall feign shall be dismayed.

herself to be another woman. And VARIOUS FORMS OF IT. it was so, when Ahijab beard the

Acts v, 9. Then Peter said Gen. xii, 13. Say, I pray thee, sound of her feet, as she came in her, How is it that ye tare som thon art my sister; that it may be

at the door, that he said, Come in, together to tempt the spir: thou wife of Jeroboam ; why

the Lord? Behold, the feet well with me for thy sake; and my feigbest thou thyself to be another which have buried thy bus.al boul sball live because of thee. Gen. xx, 2, 13. And Abrabam said tidings. Go, tell Jeroboum, Tlus for I am sent to thee with beavy are at the door, and shall cut

thee out. of Sarab his wife, She is my sister: saith the LORD God of Israel, Forand Abimelech king of Gerar sent asmuch as I exalted thee from

SPECIAL INSTANCES. and took Sarah. And it came to among the people, and made thee

Gen. xvii, 15. Then seal te pass, when God caused me to prioce over my people Israel.

nied, saying, I laughed not wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy Zedekiah unto Jeremiah, Let no

Jer. xxxviii, 24-27. Then said she was afraid. And he said, So

but thou didst laugb. kindness which thou shalt shew

Gen. xxvi, 7. And the me unto me; at every place whitheran know of these words, and we shall come, say of me, He is thou shalt not die. But if the the place asked Aim of this ro

princes hear that I have talked and he said, she is my site my brother.

with thee, and they come unto he feared to say, She i3 By . Gen. xlii, 7, 8. And Joseph saw thee, and say unto ihee, Declare lest, said he, the men of the past his brethren, and he knew them, unto us now what thou hast said should kill me for Rebebas but made himself strange unto unto the king, hide it not from us, cause she was fair to loos op them, and spake roughly unto and we will not put thee to deatb; them; and he said unto them also what the king said unto thee:

Gen. xxvii, 18-20, 24. AD Whence come ye? And they said, Then thou shalt say unto them, I My father. And he said. Here

came unto his father, and samt From the land of Canaan to buy presented my supplication before 1; who art thou, my sot? 43 food. And Joseph knew bis ihe king, that he would not cause brethren, but they knew not him. me to return to Jonathan's house,

Jacob said unto his father, I

Esau thy first-bord; I bare de Judges iv, 20. Again he said to die there. Then came all the according as thou bades i unto her, stand in the door of the princes unto Jeremiah, and asked arise, I pray thee, eit ante tent; and it shall be, when any him: and he told them according my venison, that thy soul e man' doth come and enquire of to all these words that the king bless me. And Isaac salute thee, and say, Is there any man had commanded. So they left off son, low is it that the here that thou shalt say, No.

speaking with him for the matter found it so quickly, my sot? 4.

was not perceived. 1 Sam. xx, 6, 7, 27-30. If thy

he said, Because the L.* father at all miss me, then say,

Gal. ii, 11, 13. But when Peter God brought it to me.

was come to Autioch, I withstood said, Art thou my very sa Es David earnestly asked leare of me, that he might run to Beth-him to the face, because he was to And he said, I am. lebem his city; tor there is a yearly dissembled likewise with bim; in-vidto Nob to Abimelech the pas be blamed. And the other Jews

1 Sam. xxi, 1, 2. Then came sacrifice there for all the family. somuch that Barnabas also was and Abimelech was afraid as it Il be say thus, It is well, thy servant shall have peace: but if he carried away with their dissimula

meeting of David, and swe tion. be very wroth, then be sure that

him, Why art thou alone, 29 evil is determined by him. And

man with thee? And David RON it came to pass on the inorrow,


unto Abimelech the priest which was the second day of the Gen. xxvii, 12. My father per- king hath commanded me a month, that David's place was adventure will feel me, aud Iness, and hath said unto :* empty; and Saul vaid uuto Jona- shall seem to bim as a deceiver; no man know any thing di than his son, Wherefore cometh and I shall bring a curse upon me, business whereaboat I see not the son of Jesse to meat, neic and not a blessing.

and what I haFe ODS ther yesterday nor to-day? And Ps. Ixiii, 11. But the king sball thee: and I have appoidie v Jonathan answered Saul, David rejoice in God; every one that servants

to such and sacs earnestly asked leare of me to go sweareth by him shall glory: but place. to Bethlehem: And he said, Let the mouth of them that speak lies 1 Sam. xxvii, 10-12. And est me go, I pray thee; for our family shall be stopped.

said, Whither have ye hatlı a sacrifice in the city; and my brother, he hath commanded

P8.cxx, 3. 4. What shall be given road to-day? And Davit sa

unto thee? or what shall be done Against the south of Jul me to be there: and now, if I have unto thee, thou false tongue? against the south of the found favour iu thine eyes, let me Sharp arrows of the mighty, with meelites, and against the sun get away, I pray thee, and see my coals of juniper.

the Kenites. And Darid sted brethren. Therefore he corneth not unto the king's table. Then Frov. xx, 17. Bread of deceit is neither man nor woman al seu Saul's anger was kindled against sweet to man; but afterwards his bring tidings to Gatti, SiTE Jonathan, and he said unto him, mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Lest they should tell on es Thou son of the perverse rebel

ing, So did David, and so e lious woman, do not I know that

Jer. ix, 8 9. Their tongue is as his manner all the while becker thou hast chosen the son of Jesse

an arrow shot out; it speaketh de- eth in the country of the It to thine own confusion, and unto his neighbour with his mouth, but saying, He hath made base

ceit: one speakeid peaceably to stines. And Achish believe in the confusion of thy mother's nak- in heart he layeth his wait. Shall I Israel utterly to abhor buiten edness? 1 Kings xiv, 5-7. And the LORD saith the LORD: shall not my soul' ever.

not visit them for these things fore he shall be my wi725

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2 Kings v, 21. 22. So Genazi fola Prov. xxiv, 24. He that saith being seventeen years old, tras lowed after Naainan: and when into the wicked, Thou art right feeding the flock with his bre. Naaman saw him running after coas; him shall the people curse, thren; and the lad was with the him, he lighted down from the nations shall abhor him.

sons of Bilbah, and with the suns chariot to meet him, and said, 1s

Prov. xxv, 26. A righteous man of Zilpah, his father's wives; and
all well? And he said, All is well. falling down before the wicked is Joseph brought unto his father
My master hath sent me, saying, as a troubled fountain, and a cor- their evil report.
Behold, even now there be come rupt spring.

2 Sam, lit, 23. When Joab and
o me from mount Ephraim two
young men of the sons of the pro- hateth those that are afflicted by were come, they told Joab, say-

Prov. xxvi, 28. A lying tongue all the host that was with him bets: give them, I pray thee, a it; and a flattering mouth worketh ing, Abner the son of Ner came alent of silver, and two changes ruin.

to the king, and he hath sent him f garments.

Prov. xxviii, 23. He that re-away, and he is gone in peace. Matth. xxvi, 69, 70. Now Peter bnketh a man, afterwards shall Neh. vi, 19. Also they reported at without in the palace: and a find more favour than he that his good deeds before me, and utpensamsel came unto him, saying, flattereth with the tongue. tered my words to him. And

'hou also wast with Jesus of Ga.
lee. But he denied before them tereth his neighbour spreadeth a

Prov. xxix, 5. A man that flat- Tobiah sent letters to put me in

fear. !!, saying, I kuow not what thou net for his feet

Ezek. xxii, 9. In thee are men lyest.

Dan. xi, 32, 34. And such as do that carry tales to shed blood; and Mark xiv, 67-70. And when she wickedly against the covenant in thee they eat opon the moun. w Peter warming bimself, she shall be corrupt hy flatteries. Now tains; in the midst of thee they oked upon him, and said, And when they shall fall, they shall be commit lewdness. jou also wast with Jesns of Na, holpen with a little help: but many reth. But he denied, saying, I shall cleave to them with flat- learn to be idle, wandering about

1 Tim. v, 13. And withal they 10W not, neither understand I

teries. bat thon sayest. And hewent out

from house to house; and not only to the porch; and the cock crew.

Luke xx, 21. And they asked idle, but tatllers also and ba-ydod a maid saw him again, and him, saying, Master, we know bodies, speaking things which

gan to say to them that stood that thou sayest and teachest they ought not. * This is one of them. And be rightly, neither acceptest thon the

VANITY. nied it again. And a little after, person of any, but teachest the

Exod. xv, 9. The enemy said, I ey that stood by said again to way of God truly.

will pureue,

I will overtake, I will iter, Surely thou art one of em: for thou art a Galilean, and


divide the spoil; my lust shall be

satisfied upon them; I will draw y speech agreeth thereto.

Lev. xix, 12, 16. And ye shall my sword, my hand shall destroy * John xviil, 25--27. And Simon not swear by my name falsely, them. ter stood and warmed himself. neither shalt thou profane the

Prov. xx, 6. Most men will ley said therefore unto him, name of thy God: I am the LORD.

proclaim every one his

own 't not thou also one of his dis Thou shalt not go up and down les?. He denied it, and said, 1 as a talebearer among thy people; soodness: but a faithful man who

can find I not. One of the servants of neither ebalt thou stand against

Prov. XXV, 14, 27. Whoso boasthigh priest (being his kinsman the blood of thy neighbour: I am

eth himself of a false gift is like 108e ear Peter cut off) saith, Did the LORD.

clouds and wind without rain. It Et I see thee in the garden with Ps. xli, 7. All that hate me d? Peter then denied again; and whisper together against me for men to search their own glory

is not good to eat much honey; 80 mediately the cock crew. against me do they devise my is not glory.

hurt. Acts v, 7, 8. And it was about

Prov. xxvil, 2. Let another man space of three hours after, Prov. xi, 13. A talebearer reen bis wife, not kuowiug what vealeth secrets: but he that is of praise thee, and not thine own s done, came in. And Peter a faithful spirit concealeth the mouth; a stranger, and not thine

own lips. swered

unto ler, Tell ether ye sold the land for so Prov. xvi, 28. A froward man THE APOSTLE'S BOASTING LAWFUL. *tch? And she said, Yea, for 80 soweth strife; and a whisperer

Rom. xv, 17. I have therefore separateth chief friends.

whereof I may glory throngh FLATTERY.

Prov. xviii, 8. The words of a Jesus Christ in those things Tob xvii, 5 He that speaketh talebearer are as wounds, and which pertain to God. ttery to his friends, even the they go down into the innermost

2 Cor. i, 17. When I therefore *8 of his children shall fail. parts of the belly.

was tbus minded, did I use light13. xil, 2, 3. They speak vanity about as a' talebearer revealeth do I purpose according to the

Prov. xx, 19. He that goeth ness? or the things that I purpose, ryone with his neighbour:

secrets, therefore 'h flattering lips, and with a

meddle not flesh, that with me there should

with him that flattereth with his be yea, yea, and nay, nay? able heart, do they speak. The RD shall cut off all flattering

lips. s, and the tongue that speaketh Prov. xxvi, 20, 22. Where no have wronged no man, we have

2 Cor. vii, 2. Receive ug; we pod things.

wood is, there the fire goeth out; corrupted no man, we bave de

80 where there is no talebearer, frauded no man. P8. xxxvi, 2. For he fattereth nself in his own eyes, until his the strife ceaseth. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and

2 Cor. xi, 10, 11, 21. Ag tbe quity be found to be hateful.

they go down into the innermost truth of Christ is in me, no man Ps. Ixxvili, 36. Nevertheless they parts of the belly.

shall stop me of this boasting in I flatter bim with their mouth,

the regions of Achaia. Whered they led unto him with their Gen. xxxvII, 2. These are the fore? because I love you not? God igues. generations of Jacob. Joseph, knoweth. I spe as concern

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reproach, as though we had been Prov. xiv, 6, 9. A scorner heathen, a shaking of the best weak. Howbeit, whereinsoever seeketh wisdom, and findeth it among the people. any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I not; but knowledge is easy unto

Ps. lxix, 11, 12. I made sach am bold also.

him that understandeth, Fools cloth also my garment; and l 2. Cor. vii, 14. For if I have make a mock at sin: but among came a proverb to them. They boasted any thing to him of you, the righteous there is favour.

that sit in the gate speak 193.08 I am not ashamed; but as we Prov. xix, 25, 29. Smite a scor- me; and I was the subg ol tibe spake all things to you in truth, ner, and the simple will be ware; drunkards. even so our boasting, which I and reprove one that hath under

P3. lxxiii, &. They are corrupt

, made before Titus, is fouud a standing, and he will understand and speak' wickedis coach truth.

knowledge. Judgments are pre- oppression: they speak lof Alç. 2. Cor. xi, 1, 16-19. Would to pared for scorners, and stripes for

Ps. lxxix, 4. We are becomes the back of fools. God ye could bear with me a

reproach to our neighboer; little in my folly: and indeed bear Prov. xxi, 11, 24. When the

scorn and derision to them the with me. I say again, Let no scorner is punished, the simple is are round about us. man think me a fool: if otherwise, made wise: and when the wise is yet as a fool receive me, that I instructed, he receiveth know

P3. cxix, 51. The procd 137 may boast myselt a little. That ledge. Proud and haughty scor- have I nui decline i from par

had me greatly in derislu which I speak, I speak it not after ner is his name who dealeth in the Lord, but as it were foolishly, proud wrath,

Jer, xlviii, 27. For 34 st in this confidence of boasting. Seeing that many glory after the scorner, and contention shall go thou spakest of him, thoa sbig

Prov. xxii, 10. Cast out the Israel a derision unto the Fu

he found among thievesleri Aesh, I will glory also. For ye | out; yea, strife and reproach shall suffer fools gladly, seeing ye cease.

edst for joy. yourselves are wise. Prov. xxvi, 18, 19. As a mad man

Lam. ii, 15, 16. All that really 2. Cor. xli, 6. For though I who casteth firebrands, arrows and clap their hands at thee, aber would desire to glory, I shall not death. So is the man that de- and wag their heal at the caust be a fool; for I will say the truth: ceiveth his neighbour, and saith, the city that men call the per

ter of Jerusalem, sying but now I forbear, lest any man Am not I in sport! should think of me above that

tion of beauty, The joj te

Prov. xxix, 8. Scorpfal men whole earth? All thine eden wbich he seeth me to be, or that bring a city into a snare: but wise have opened their mouth af he heareth of me. men turn away wraih.

thee: they hiss and gras

Isa. xxviii, 22. Now therefore teeth..... Job vi, 13. 18 not my help in be ye not mockers, lest your bands me? and is wisdom driven quite be made strong.

Lam, iii, 14, 46, 63. I was 1 from me?

rision to all my peopleand the

Jude 18. How that they told song all the day. All our eJob xii, 3. But I have under you there should be mockers in have opened their mothers standing as well as you; I am not the last time, who should walk Behold their sitting en inferior to you: yea, who knoweth after their own ungodly lusts. and their rising up; 1 as the not such things as these?

musick. Job xv, 8, 9. Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thon Neh. iv, 2, 3. And he spake be

REPROACH restrain wisdom to thyself? What fore his brethren and the army of

Deut. xxviii, 87. And the si knowest thou, that we know not? Samaria, and said, What do these become an astonishment

. 17 what understandest thou, which feeble Jews?

will they fortify verb, and a by-word, ami

themselves? will they sacrifice? nations whither the LORDS es not in us? Ps. xii, 4. Who have said, With

will they make an end in a day! lead thee our tonglie will we prevail; our

will they revive the stones out of
the heaps of the rubbish which heaven, and save me from

Ps. Ivii, 3. He shall set it lips are our own: wbo is lord over us?

are burnt? Now Tobiah the Isa. xxxvii, 24. By thy servants said, Even that which they build,

Ammonite was by him, aud lie reproach of him that wouk bast thou reproached ihe LORD, if a fox go up, he shall even break and hast said, By the multitude of down their stone wall.

Ps. Ixix, 19. Thon bast

my reproach, and my shine s. my chariots am I come up to the

my dishonour. ....

Job xii, 4. I am as one mocked height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut of his neighbour, who calleth

Ps. Ixxxix, 50-62. Remece down the tall cedars thereof, and upon God, and he answereth him: LORD, 'the reproach of the choice fir-trees thereof; and I the just upright man is laughed vants; how I do bear in my will enter into the height of his to scorn.

the reproach of all the ti border, and the forest of his Job xxx, 9. And now am I their people; Carmel. song; yea, I am their by-word.

mies have reproached, oli

where with they bave repro MOCKERY.

JOB XXXIV, 7. What man is like the footsteps of thive abiple Ps. cxxiil, 3, 4. Have mercy Job, who drinketh up scorning Blessed be the LORD for eterol upon us, 0 LORD, bave mercy like water?

Amen, and Amen. upon us: exceedingly nlled with contempt. Var soul is their mouth wide against me, and me reproach and contempa

. , they ing of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud. it.

away my reproach wbic I Prov. ix, 12. If thou be wise, us a reproach to our neighbours,

Ps. xliv, 13, 14. Thou makest for thy judgments are cont thou shalt be wise for thyself; but a scor and a derision to them of the poor do baie hit ?

Prov. xix, 7. All the best bear it.

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Ps. cxix, 22, 39, Regiore bez

exceedingly filled with the scord said, Aha, A bal our eye hath seen

Lam. v,

words, yet they are wanting to be not judged. For with what It is false; I fall not away to the him.

judgment ye judge, ye shall be Chaldeans. But he hearkened Lam. ill, 61, 62. Thou hast heard judged; and with what measure not to him: so Irijah took Jeretheir reproach, O Lord, and all ye mete, it shall be measured to miah and brought him to the their imaginatious against me; you again. And why beholdest princes. The lips of those that rose up thoa tho mote that is in thy

CALUMNY. against me, and their device brother's eye, but considerest not

the beam that is in thine own against me all the day.

1 Sam. XX, 30. Then Saul's anger 1. Remember, O LORD, brother, Let me pull out the mote and he said unto him, Thou sou

eye. Or how wilt thou say to thy was kindled against Jonathan, what is come upon us; consider,out of 'thine eye; and, behold, a and behold our reproach. beam is in thine own eye? Thou do not I know that thou hast

of the perverse rebellious woman, Ezek xvi, 44. Behold, every one hypocrite. first cast out the beam that useth proverbs shall use this out of thine own eye; and then chosen the son of Jesse to thine proverb against thee, saying, As shalt thou see clearly to cast out own confusion, and unto the con13 the mother, so is her daughter. the mote out of thy brother's eye.

fusion of thy mother's nakedness? Ezek. xxii, 4. 5.... Therefore Luke vi, 41, 42. And why be- 1 Sam. xxv, 14. But one of the have I made thee a reproach unto holdest thou the mote that is in young men told Abigail, Nabal's the heathen, and a mocking to all thy brother's eye, but perceivest wife, saying, Behold, David sent countries. Those that be near, and not the beam that is in thine own messengers out of the wilderness those that be far from thee, shall eye? Either how canst thou say to saluto our master; and he railed mock thee, which art infamous and to thy brother, Brother, let me

on them. much vexed. pull out the mote that is in thine

2 Sam. iii, 24, 25. Then Joab Dan. xi, 18. After this shall he eye, when thou thyself beholdest came to the king, and said, What turn his face unto the isles, and not the beam that is in thine own hast thou done? behold, 'Abner shall take many: but a prince for eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out came unto thee; why is it that his own behalf shall cause the first the beam out of thine own thou hast sent him away. and he reproach offered by him to cease; eye, and then shalt thou see

is quite gone? Thou knowest Ab. without his own reproach he shall clearly to pull out the mote that

ner the son of Ner, that he came cause it to turn upon him. is in thy brother's eye.

to deceive thee, and to know thy Zeph. ii, 8, 10. I have heard the John vii, 24. Judge not accord- going out, and thy coming in, and reproach of Moab, and the revil- ing to the appearance, but judge to know all that thou doest. lugs of the children of Ammon, righteous judgment. whereby tliey have

Ps. x, 7. His mouth is full of reproached Rom. ii, 1. Therefore thou art cursing, and deceit, and fraud; my people, and magnified them- inexcusable, Oman, whosoever under his tongue is mischief and selres against their border. This thou art that judgest: for wherein sball they have for their pride, thou judgest another, thou con

vanity. because they have reproached demnest thyself; for thou that

Ps. xli, 5, 6. Mine enemies speak and magnified themselves against judgest doest the same things.

evil of me; When shall he die, the people of the LORD of hosts.

and his name perish? And if hó
Rom. xiv, 4. Who art thou that
judgest another man's servani? to vanity: his heart gathereth ini-

come to see me, he speaketh
Job xvi, 10. They have gaped his own master he standeth or
upon me with their mouth; they talleth ; yea, be shall be holden quity to itself; when he goeth
have smitten me upon the cheek up: for God' is able to make him abroad, he telleth it.

Ps. 1, 20. Thon sittest and speak. Job xix, 5. If indeed ye will 1 Cor. iv, 3, 4. But with me it is est against thy brother; thou slaumagnify yourselves against me, a very small thing that I should derest thine own mother's son. and plead against me myreproach. I be judged of you, or of a man's Ps. lii. 2-5. Thy tongue deviseth Psalm xxii, 6.

But I am a judgment; yea, I judge not mine mischiefs; like a sharp razor, worm, and no man; a reproach of own self: For I know nothing by working deceitfully. Thou lovest

myself; yet am I not hereby justi- evil more than good, and lying Ps. xxxi, 11. I was a reproach fied: but he that judgetla me is the rather than to speak righteous

Lord. among all mine enemies, but

ness. Selah. Thou lovest all-deespecially among my neighbours, James iv, 11, 12. Speak pot evil vouring words, O thor deceitful

God shall likewise deand a fear to mine acquaintance: one of another, brethren. He that tongue. they that did see me without fled speaketh evil of his brother, and stroy thee for ever: he shall take

judgeth his brother, speaketh evil thee away, and pluck thee out of P8. lxix, 7, 10, 20. Because for of the law, and judgeth the law: thy dwelling-place, and root theo thy sako i have borne reproach: but if thou judge the law, thou art out the land of the living. Selah. shame bath covered my face. not a doer of the law, but a judge.

Prov. iv, 24. Put away from thee
When I wept, and chastened my
There is one lawgiver, who is able

a froward mouth, and perverse soul with fasting, that was to my thou that judgest another?

to save and to destroy: who art lips put far from thee. reproach. Reproach hath broken

Prov. vi, 12. A naughty person, my heart, and I am full of heavi. ness: and I looked for some to

Ps. Ivi, 6. Every day they wrest a wicked man, walketh with a frutake pity, but there was none; and my words: all their thoughts are ward mouth. for comforters, but I found uone. against me for evil.

Pror. X, 31, 32. The mouth of Ps. Ixxxix, 41. All that pass by was in the gate of Benjamin, a

Jer. xxxvii, 13, 14. And when he the just bringeth forth wisdom:

but the froward tongue shall be the way spoil him: He is a reproach captain of the ward was there, cut out. The lips of the righteous to his neighbours.

whose name was Irijah, the son of know what is acceptable: but the CENSORIOUSNESS AND UNJUST Shielemain, the son of Hananiah; mouth of the wicked speaketh JUDGMENTS. and he took Jeremiah the propbet,

frowardness Matth. vil, 1-5. Judge not, that ye

saying, Thou fallest away to the Prov. xii, 18. There is that speak-
Chaldeans. Then'said Jeremiab, eth like the piercings of a sword:


from me.


but the tongue of the wise is against thee wickedly, and thine forth over the face of the whole health.

enemies take thy name in vain. earth: for every one that stealth Prov. xvi, 27. An ungodly man Matth. v. 34-37. But I say unto shall be cut off as on this site diggeth up evil; and in his lips you, Swear not at all: neither by according to it; and every there is a burning fire.

heaven; for it is God's tbrone: that sweareth shall be co: 033 Prov. xvil, 20. He that hath a Nor by the earth; for it is his foot on that side, according to it. froward neart findeth no good; stool: neither by Jerusalem; for it

PERJURY and he that hath a perverse tongue is the city of the great King. falleth into mischief.

Neither shalt thou swear by thy 2 Chron. XXII, 13. And be also

head, because thon canst not rebelled against king Nebec Prov. xxx, 14. There is gener

make one hair white or black. nezzar, who had made him s tion whose teeth are as swords, But let your communication be, by God. and their jaw-teeth as knives, to Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsodevour the poor from of the

Isa. xlviil. 1. Hear Fe this earth, and the needy from among

ever is more than these cometh house of Jacob, which ark

of evil. men.

by the name of Israel, an!

James V, 12. But above all come forth out of the matre Jer. xx, 10. For I heard the de- diings, my brethren, swear not

: Judab; which swear by the faming of many, fear on every neither by heaven, neither by the of the LORD, and make tnention of side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars

earth, neither by any other oath: the God of Israel inat not in trot watched for my halting, saying,

but let your yea be yea; and your nor in righteousness. Peradventure be will be enticed, nay, nay; lest ye fall into condem- Jer. V, 2. And though they su

nation, and we shall prevail against him,

The LORD liveth, sure and we shall take our revenge on

swear falsely. him.

Gen. xlii, 15, 16. Herehy ye Hosea x, 4. They have spate

shall be proved: By the life of words, swearing falsely in make HARD NAMES NOT ALWAYS UNJUST. Pharaoh ye sball not go forth a covenant:tlius judgments Matt. vii, 6. Give not that which hence, except your youngest eth up as hemlock in the ferro

of the field is holy unto the dogs, neither cast brother come hither. Send one ye your pearls before gwine, lest of you, and let him fetch your

Zech. v, 4. I will bring it for they trample them under their brother, and ye shall be kept in saith the Lord of hosts, un feet, and turn again and rend you. prison, that your words may be shall enter into the bous d.

Matt. xii, 34. O generation of proved. whether there be any thief, and into the house is vipers, bow can ye, being evil

, truth in you: or else, by the life of that sweareth falsely by yus speak good things for out of the Pharaoh, surely ye are spies.

and it shall remain in the site abundance of the heart the mouth Matth. xxiii, 16-22. Woe unto

of bis house, and shall coste speaketh. you, ye blind guides, which say,

with the timber there, and Matt. xxili, 33. Ye serpents, ye Whosoever shall swear by the stones thereof. generation of vipers, how can ye temple, it is nothing; but whoso- Zech. viii, 17. And let core escape the damnation of hell? ever shall swear by the gold of you imagine evil in your Luke 111, 6, 7. And all flesh shall the temple, he is a debtor! Ye against his neighboor, and 14

no false oath: for all these see the salvation of God. Then fools and blind! for whether is said he to the multitude that came greater, the gold, or the temple things that I hate, saith it forth to be baptized of him, O

that sanctfleth the gold? And, LORD. generation of vipers, who hath

Whosoever shall swear by the Matth. v, 33. Agun, ye her warned ye to flee from the wrath altar, it is nothing; but wbosoever heard that it bath beeg sudi to come?

sweareth by the gift that is upon them of old time, 'Tbon shal D

it, he is guilty. Ye fools, and forswear thyself, bot shali Luke xiii. 32. And he said unto blind! for whether is greater, the form unto the LORD thide a them, Go ye and tell that fox..

gift, or the altar that sanctifieth Acts xxiii, 3. Then said Paul the gift? Whoso therefore sball

4th, unto him, God shall smite thee, swear by the altar, sweareth by thou wbited wall: for sittest thou it, and by all things thereon.

FIGURES OF SPEECH. to judge me after the law, and And whoso shall swear by the

USE OF TONGUR. commandest me to be smitten con- temple, sweareth by it, and by Exod. iv, 10, 14-17. And Y* trary to the law?

him that dwelleth therein. And said unto the LORD, O my s

he that shall swear by heaven, am not eloquent, neither bars SWEARING.

sweareth by the throne of God, fore, nor since thon häst spots FORBIDDEN.

and by him that sitteth thereon. unto thy servant: but I was

(Sce under (ATH.) of speech, and of a slow doce, Lev. xix, 12. And ye shall not

And the anger of the Los 12 swear by my name falsely, neither

ITS PENALTY. shalt thou profane the name of

kindled against Moses,

said, Is not aaron the Levite the thy God: I am the LORD.

Jer. xxiii, 10.

.... Because of Lev. xxii, 32. Neither shall ye pleasant places of the wilderness eth forth to meet thee: and start swearing the land mourneth; the brother? I know that he can see

well. And also, betoli Le 012profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children evil, and their force is not right. are dried up, and their course is

he seeth thee, he will be of Israel: I am the LORD which

his heart. And thou stali spent hallow you.

Ezek. xxi, 23. And it shall be unto him, and put words to be

unto them as a false divination in mouth; and I will be with Deut. v, 11. Thou shalt not take their sight, to them that have mouth, and with bis month soil the name of the LORD thy God in sworn oathis; but he will call to will teach you wbat ye stats vain: for the LORD will not hold remembrance the iniquity, that And he shall be thy spokes him guiltless that taketh his they may be taken. name in vain.

unto the people: and beauty Zech. v, 3. Then said be unto cren he shall be to thee instead 1 P8. cxxxix, 20. For they speak | me, This is the curse that goeth | a mouth, and thou shalt be takin

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