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the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up, and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money, that take and give unto them for me and thee.

Acts. xxiv. 16. Paul said, herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God and toward men.

Rom. xiv. 21. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

1 Cor. x. 32. Give none offence, neither to the Jews nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God. 2 Cor. vi. 3. Giving none offence. Ver. 33. Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many. 2 Cor. xi. 29.

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

Phil. i. 10. I pray that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.

1 Thess. iv. 11. We beseech you that ye study to be quiet. Ver. 12. That ye walk honestly toward them that are without. XXXVI. Threats against offenders. Matt. xiii. 41. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom, all things than offend, and them which do iniquity, and cast them into a furnace of fire, &c. Ver. 42.

xviii. 6. Whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a mill-stone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Ver. 7. Woe unto that man by whom the offence cometh.


XXXVII. Doing good to others. Ps. xxxvii. 3. Trust in the Lord, and do good, so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Eccl. iii. 12. Rejoice and do good.

Amos v. 15. Hate the evil and love the good.

Mic. iii. 2. The wicked hate the good and love the evil.

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

Ver. 33. If ye do good to them which do good to you, what thanks. have ye? For sinners also do even the same.

Ver. 35. Do good and lend, hoping for nothing again, and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest ; for he is kind unto the unthankful and the evil.

Gal. vi. 9. Let us not be weary in well-doing.

Ver. 10. As we have opportunity let us do good unto all men, cspecially to them who are of the household of faith.

Eph. vi. 1. Whatsoever good thing any man doth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. Col. iii. 24. 1 Thess. v. 15. See that none render evil for evil unto any man'; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves and to all


1 Tim. vi. 17. Charge them that are rich,

Ver. 18. That they do good, that they be rich in good works.

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Heb. xiii. 16. To do good and communicate forget not, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

1 Pet. iii. 13. Who is he that will harm you, if ye be doers of that which is good.


XXXVIII. Doing evil. 2 Sam. iii. 39. The Lord shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

Job viii. 20. God will not help evil doers.

Ps. xxvi. 5. I have hated the congregation of evil-doers. xxxiv. 14. Depart from evil. Isa. i. 4, 16. 1 Pet. iii. 10. Ver. 16. The face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Prov. xxiv. 8. He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.

Isa. xiv. 20. The seed of evil-doers shall never be renowned. xxxi. 2. The Lord will arise against the house of evil doers. John iii. 20. Every one that doeth evil hateth the light.

Ver. 21. He that doth truth cometh to the light.

Rom. xiii. 4. If thou do that which is evil, be afraid of the power. 1 Pet. ii. 2, 14.

2 Cor. xiil. 7. I pray to God that ye do no evil.

Phil. iii. 2. Beware of evil workers.

1 Thess. v. 22. Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1 Pet. iii. 12. The face of the Lord is against them that do evil. iv. 15. Let none of you suffer as an evil doer.

3 John 11. Follow not that which is evil, but that which is good, he that doeth good is of God, but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.


XXXIX. Doing wrong. Acts vi. 26, 27. He that did the wrong, thrust Moses away, saying, who made thee a ruler and a judge over us. Exod. ii. 13.

1 Cor. vi. 7. There is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another, why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

Ver. 8. Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. Col, iii. 25. He that doth wrong, shall receive for the wrong that he doth. See Jer. xxii. 3, 13. 2 Cor. vii. 2. 1 Pet. ii. 19.


XI. Doing mischief, the character of the wicked. Exod. xxxii. 22. Aaron said, the people are set on mi-chief.

Job xv. 35. They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity.
Ps. xxvi. 10. In their hands is mischief.

xxviii. 3. They speak to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

xxxvi. 4. The wicked deviseth mischief upon his bed, he setteih himself in a way that is not good, he abborreth not evil.

Ps. xxxviii. 12. They that seek my hurt, speak mischievous things, and imagine deceit all the day long.

Iv. 10. Mischief and sorrow are in the midst of the wicked. Prov. iv. 16. The wicked sleep not, except they do mischief. vi. 14. A wicked man deviseth mischief continually.

x. 23. It is a sport to a fool to do mischief.

xvii. 20. He that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. Ch. xiii. 17.-xxiv. 2, 8, 16.-xxviii. 14.

Eccl. x. 13. The end of a fool's talk, is mischievous madness. Isa. lix 4. They conceive mischief, and bring forth folly. See Ezek. xi. 2. Dan. xi. 17. Mic. vii. 3. Acts xiii. 10.

Threats. Ps. vii. 14. The wicked hath conceived mischief and brought forth falsehood.

Ver. 16. His mischief shall return upon his own head.
x. 14. Thou beholdest mischief and spite to requite it.
xxi. 11. They imagine a mischievous device against me;
Ver. 12. Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back.

lii. 2. Thy tongue deviseth mischief: God shall destroy thee. Ver. 5. Ps. lxii. 3.

xciv. 20. Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?

cxl. 1. Deliver me from the evil man.

Ver. 2. They imagine mischief in their heart continually.

Ver. 9. Let the mischief of their own lips cover them.

Prov. xi. 27. He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour, but he that seeketh mischief it shall come upon him.


XLI. Of being harmless. Matt. x. 16. Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Rom. xvi. 19.

Phil. ii. 15. Be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.


XLII. Blameless. 1 Cor. i. 8. God shall confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of the Lord Jesus.

Eph. i. 4. God hath chosen us in Christ, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.

1 Thess. v. 3. The very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I pray God that your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Tim. v. 7. These things give in charge, that they may be blame. less.

2 Pet. iii. 14. Be diligent that ye may be found of him without spot, and blameless. See Luke i. 6.


XLIII. Promises to the merciful. Ps. xviii. 25. With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful.

xxxvii. 21. The righteous sheweth mercy. Ver. 26. He is ever merciful.

Prov. iii. 3. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee, bind them about thy neck, write them upon the table of thine heart.

xi 17. The merciful man doth good to his own soul, but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

xvi. 6. By mercy and truth iniquity is purged.

xxi. 21. He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness and honour.

Dan. iv. 27. Break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy.

Hos. vi. 5. I desired mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. Matt. ix. 13.—xii. 7.

xii. 6. Keep mercy and judgment.

Mic. vi 8. What doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly and love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.

Zech. vii. 9. Thus spake the Lord of hosts, saying, execute true judgment and shew mercy and compassions every one to his brother. Matt. v. 7. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Luke vi. 36. Be ye merciful as your Father is merciful.

Rom. xii. 8. He that sheweth mercy, let him do it with cheerful


Phil. ii. 1. If there are any bowels and mercies, fulfil ye my joy. Ver. 2.

Col. iii. 12. Put on (as the elect of God holy and beloved) bowels of mercies.

James iii. 17. The wisdom that is from above is full of mercy.


XLIV. Unmerciful. Threats. Ps. cix. 12. Let there be none to extend mercy unto him.

Ver. 16. Because he remembered not to shew mercy.

Hos. iv. 1. The Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Matt. xxiii. 23. Woe to you, ye have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy and faith.

Rom. i. 28, 29. The reprobate mind is filled with all unrighteousness, implacable, unmerciful.

James ii. 13. He shall have judgment without mercy that shewed no mercy. Matt. vii. 22.


XLV. Compassion and pity, Zech. vii. 9. Thus spake the Lord of hosts, saying, execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother.

Matt. xviii. 33. Shouldst thou not have had compassion on thy fellow servant, even as I had pity on thee.

Luke x. 33, A Samaritan had compassion on him that fell among thieves.

Ver. 37. Jesus said, go thou and do likewise.

1 Pet. iii. 8. Brethren, be all of one mind, having compassion one of another.


1 John iii. 15. Whosoever hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion toward him, how dwelleth the love of God in that man? See Heb. xiii. 3. -x. 32, 33, 34. Phil. iv. 14. Job xxx. 25. Ps. xxxv. 13, 14.

Rom. xii. 15. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with those that weep.

Gal. vi. 2. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Job vi. 14. To the afflicted pity should be shewed.

xix. 22. Have pity upon me, O ye my friends, for the hand of God hath touched me.

1 Pet. iii. 8. Be pitiful, be courteous. Eph. iv. 32. Matt. xxv. 34 to 46. See there Christ's sentences, at the last day, to the compassionate and uncompassionate. Amos i. 11.

See persons not to be pitied. Deut. vii. 16.-xiii. 8.-xix. 13, 21. Ezek. ix. 5, 6.


XLVI. Cruelty of the wicked. Gen. xlix. 5. Instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. Ver. 7.

Deut. xxxii. 33. Their wine is the poison of dragons and the cruel venom of asps.

Prov. xii. 10. The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

Ps. lxxiv. 20. Earth's dark places are full of the habitations of cruelty.

Lam. iv. 3. The daughter of my people is become cruel.

Prayers. Ps. lxxi. 4. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, and out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. Ps. xxv. 19.-xxvii. 12.

Threats. Zech. i. 15. Thus saith the Lord, I am very sore displeased with the heathen, that are at ease, for I was but a little displeased and they helped forward the affliction. Amos i. 11. Obad. i. 15. Gen. xlii. 21. Amos vi. 1, 3, 6. Isa. xlvii. 6. Judg. ix. 24. Ezek, xviii. 18. xxxiv. 4.


XLVII. Forgiveness. Matt. vi. 9. After this manner pray ye, our Father which art in heaven.

Ver. 12. Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.

Ver. 14. If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Ver. 15. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive you your trespasses.

xviii. 15. If thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone; if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

Ver. 21. Peter said, how oft shall my brother offend and I forgive him? till seven times?

XXII. Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee till seven times, but until seventy times seven.

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