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CHAP. XVII. The Wicked punished in their Children.


shall be given to another people, and thine eyes shall look and fail for them all the day

2 Chron. xxix. 6. Our fathers turned away their faces from the habitation of the Lord.

Ver. 9. Our sons and our daughters, and our wives are in captivity for this.

Jer. xlviii. 46. Woe be unto thee, thy sons and thy daughters are taken captives.

Lam. i. 16. For the multitude of her transgressions her children are gone into captivity.

Joel iii. 8. I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah. Ch. ii. 16. See also Jer. x. 20.-xxxviii. 23. -xlvii. 3. Lam. v. 13. Ezek. xxx. 18. Mic. i. 16.

LXXXIV. Slain by an enemy. Isa. xiii. 16. Thy children shall be dashed in pieces before thine eyes. Ps. cxxxvii. 9. Hos. xiii. 16.

Jer. xvi. 3. Their children shall die of grevious deaths.

xviii. 21. Deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword, let their wives, &c. Ps. cix. 10.

xliv. 7. Thus saith the Lord, wherefore commit ye this great evil against your souls, to cut off from you man, woman, child and suckling. Ezek. xxiii. 47. The enemy shall slay their sons and their daughters. xxiv. 21. Your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword. Ch. xxv. Amos vii. 17. See also Lev. xxvi. 22. 1 Sam. xv. 33. 2 Kings xxv. 7. 2 Chron. xxi. 14. Job xxvii. 13, 14. Isa. xlvii. 9.-li. 18. Jer. xiv. 16.-xv. 7. Ezek. ix. 6. 1 Kings xxi. 19, 21, 22. compared with 2 Kings ix. 25, 26.

LXXXV. Suffer by famine. Jer. v. 15. I will bring a nation upon you, and they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread which thy sons and thy daughters should eat. Ver. 17. Job v. 5.

Jer. xi. 22. Their sons and their daughters shall die by famine. Hos. iv. 6. Thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

Ver. 10. They shall eat and not have enough. See Ps. cix. 9, 10, 12. Jer. xviii. 21. Lam. iv. 4.

LXXXVI. Other evils upon the children of the wicked. Job v. 4. His children are far from safety, they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.

Ver. 5. The robber swalloweth up their substance.

xvii. 5. He that speaketh flattery to his friends even the eyes of his children shall fail.

xx. 10. His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.

LXXXVII. Erroneous principles in religion have destroyed the natural affection of parents toward their children. 2 Kings xvi. 3. Ahaz made his sons to pass through the fire.

2 Chron. xxviii. 3. Ahaz burnt his children in the fire. See also, 2 Kings xvii. 17, 31.-xi. 7. Jer. xxxii. 35. Ezek. xvi. 21.-xx. 26. Matt. x. 21. Forbidden. Lev. xviii. 21.-xx. 2, 3, 4. Deut. xviii. 10. LXXXVIII. Calamities upon wicked parents and children. Lev. xxvi. 29. Ye shall eat the flesh of your sons and of your daughters. See Deut. xxviii. 53. Jer. xix. 9. 2 Kings vi. 29. Lam. ii. 20.—iv. 10. LXXXIX. Want of children to the wicked. Hos. ix. 14. Give

them a miscarrying womb and dry brearts. 2 Sam. vi. 23. Lev. xx. 20. Jer. xxii. 30.

XC. Promises to the godly who are childless. Ps. lxviii. 6. Yet setteth he the solitary in families.

cxiii. 9. He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.

Isa. lvi. 4. To the eunuchs, &c. will I give a name, and a place within my walls, &c.


XCI. Duties of children towards parents. Exod. xx. 12. Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land. Deut. v. 16. Matt. xv. 4. Eph. vi. 2.

Lev. xix. 3. Ye shall fear every man his mother and his father. Prov. i. 8. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

Ver. 9. They shall be an ornament of grace unto thine head, and chains about thy neck.

iv 1. My son, forget not my law, but let thine heart keep my commandments, for length of days and long life, and peace shall they add to thee. Ver. 2.

v. 1. My son attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding.

vi. 20. Keep thy father's commandments, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

Ver. 21. Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. Ver. 22.

x. 7. A wise son maketh a glad father, but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

xiii. 1. A wise son heareth his father's instructions, but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

xv. 20. A wise son maketh a glad father, but a foolish son despis

eth his mother,

xxiii. 22, Hearken to the father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

x ix. 3. Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father,

Mal. i. 6. A son honoureth his father. Ch. iii. 17.

Matt. xix. 19. Jesus said, honour thy father and thy mother.

Eph. vi. 1. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Col. iii. 20.

Ver. 2. Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with promise. Exod. xx. 12.

Ver. 3. That it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest live long on the earth

1 Tim. iii. 4. Having his children in subjection.

v. 4. Let them learn to shew pity, and to requite their parents. XCII. Instances of dutiful children blessed. Gen. ix. 23. Shem and Japhet. Ver, 26, 27. They are blessed of, xxviii. 7. their father Jacob. Ch. xlvii, 12.-xlix. 26.—l. 10. Joseph. Ruth i. 15, 16, 17. Ruth. Luke ii. 51. Jesus. Jer. xxxv. 8, 18, 19. The sons of Jonadab.

XCII. Disobedience and undutiful children, threats against them. Exod. xi. 15. He that smiteth his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.

Exod. xxi. 17. He that curseth his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. Lev. xxiv. 15.-xx. 9. Matt. xv. 4, 5, 6. Prov.

xx. 20.

Deut. xxi. 18. If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, that will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, Ver. 21. All the men of the city shall stone him with stones that he die.

xxvii. 16. Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother, and all the people shall say, Amen. Ezek. xxii. 7, 14.

Prov. xv. 5. A fool despiseth his father's instruction. Ver. 20. xvii. 21. He that begetteth a fool doth it to his sorrow, and the father of a fool hath no joy.

Ver. 25. A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. Ch. x. 1.

xix. 13. A foolish son is a calamity to his father.

Ver. 26. He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

xxviii. 7. He that is a companion of riotous men, shameth his father.

Ver. 24. Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith it is no trangression, the same is the companion of a destroyer.

xxx. 11. Their is a generation that curseth their father and doth not bless their mother.

Ver. 17. The eye that mocketh at his father and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pluck it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Isa. xlv. 10. Woe unto him that saith unto his father what begettest thou? and to the woman what hast thou brought forth?

Mic. vii. 6. The son dishonoureth the father, and the daughter riseth up against the mother. Luke xii. 53.

2 Tim. iii. 2. Perilous times shall come, men shall be disobedient to parents, &c.

XCIV. Particular instances of undutiful disobedient children cursed. Gen. ix. 22. Ham. Ver. 25. He is cursed of his father.

1 Sam. ii. 25. The sons of Eli are punished. Ver. 31 to 35.


XCV. Duties of masters towards servants. Lev. xix. 13. The wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning. See Deut. xxiv. 15. Jer. xxii. 13. Mal. iii. 5. James v. 4. Luke x. 7.

xxv. 43. You shall not rule over him with rigour. Ver. 46, 53. Deut. xxiv. 14. Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant, that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren or of strangers.

Job xxxi. 13. If I did despise the cause of my man-servant or of my maid-servant when they contended with me;

Ver. 14. What shall I do when God riseth up, and when he visiteth, what shall I answer him?

Ver. 15. Did not he that made me in the womb make them, did not one fashion us both?

Matt. viii. 6. The centurion besought Jesus to heal his servant.

Eph. vi. 9. Ye masters do the same things unto your servants, forbearing threatenings, knowing that your master is also in heaven, neither is there respect of persons with him. Col. iv. 1.

Prov. xxx. 10. Accuse not a servant to his master.
Exod. xxi. 20, 26. Beating servants, the law thereof.

xxi. 2. An Hebrew servant, when to go free. Lev. xxv. 39, 40, 41, 54. Jer. xxxiv. 14.

Lev. xxv. 44, 45, 46. Concerning slaves.

Deut. xxiii. 15, 16. The fugitive servant.


XCVI. Duties of servants. Prov. xiv. 35. The king's favour is toward a wise servant.

xvii. 2. A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame.

xxvii. 18. He that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

Mal. i. 6. A servant honoureth his master.

Matt. x. 24. Neither is the servant above his master. Ver. 25. Prov. xix. 10. For a servant to have rule over princes is not seemly. Luke iii. 14. Be content with your wages.

xvii. 7. Who of you having a servant ploughing or feeding cattle, will say to him by and by when he is come from the field go sit down to meat?

Ver. 8. And will not rather say unto him, make ready wherewith I may sup, and afterward thou shalt sup.

1 Cor. vii. 21. Art thou called being a servant, care not for it, but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.

Ver. 22. He that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman.

Eph. vi. 5. Servants be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh.

Ver. 6. Not with eye-service as men-pleasers, but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.

Ver. 7. With good-will, doing service as unto the Lord, and not

to men.

Ver. 8. Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

Col. iii. 22. Servants obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eye-service as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God. See ver. 23, 24, 25.

1 Tim. vi. 1. Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. Ver. 2.

Tit. ii. 9. Exhort servants to be obedient to their masters, and to please them well in all things, not answering again.

Ver. 10. Not purloining but shewing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

1 Pet. ii. 18. Servants be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. Ver. 19, 20, 21. Servants are called faithful. Matt. xxiv. 45.-xxv. 21. Instances. Abraham's servant. Gen. xxiv. Jacob. Gen. xxxi. 6. See

Ps. cxxxii. 2. Servants are wicked, slothful, unprofitable. Matt. xxv. 26, 30. Who knew his Lord's will and did it not. Luke xii. 47.


XCVII. Duties of the civil magistrate, to administer justice impartially.

Deut. i. 16. Judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with you. John vii. 24.

xvi. 18. Judge the people with just judgment. Ezek. xviii. 8. xix. 18. Make diligent inquisition. Job xxix. 16, 17. Prov. xxv. 2. xxv. 1. Justify the righteous and condemn the wicked.

Ps. lxxxii. 3. Defend the poor and fatherless, do justice to the afflicted and needy. Ps. lxxii. 2.

Ver. 4. Deliver the poor and needy out of the hand of the wicked. Prov. xx. 8. A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

Ver. 26. A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them. Ps. ci. 4.

Ver. 28. Mercy and truth uphold the king, and his throne is upholden by mercy. Ch. xvi. 2. Is established by righteousness.

xxi. 3. To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

xxix. 14. The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

Isa. i. 17. Seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Ver. 18. Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as snow or as wool.

Ivi. 1. Thus saith the Lord, keep judgment and do justice.

Ver. 2. Blessed is the man that doth this.

Iviii. 6. Loose the bands of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, let the oppressed go free, break every yoke.

Ver. 8. Then shall thy light break forth as the morning.
Ixi. 8. I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery.

Jer. xxii. 3. Thus saith the Lord, execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, and do no wrong; do no violence to the stranger, to the fatherless, nor to the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place. Ch. xxi. 12.

Ver. 4. Then shall there enter in by the gates of this house, kings sitting upon the throne of David, &c.

Ver. 16. He judged the cause of the poor and needy, then it was Iwell with him.

Ezek. xlv. 9. Thus saith the Lord God, remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord.

Hos. xii. 6. Keep mercy and do judgment, wait on thy God continually. Isa. xvi. 4. In mercy shall thy throne be established.

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

Zech. viii. 16. Execute the judgment of peace and truth in your gates. Ch. vii. 9. Exod. xviii. 16.-xxiii. 6, 7, 8. Deut. xvi. 19. See Lev. xix. 15. Amos v. 15.

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