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CHAP. XVII. The Stranger, Widow and Fatherless.


Ps. lxx. 13. He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

cii. 17. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise

their prayer.

cvii. 41 He setteth the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

cix. 31. He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

cxiii. 7. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill.

cxxxii. 15. I will satisfy her poor with bread.

cxl. 12. The Lord will maintain the right of the poor.

Isa. xiv. 30. The first-born of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety.

Jer. xx. 13. Sing unto the Lord, praise ye the Lord, for he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evil doers.

Luke xvi. 25. Abraham said, son, remember, that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things, but now he is comforted and thou art tormented.

James i. 9. Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted.

ii. 5. Hath not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he hath promised to them that love him? Ps. lxxiv. 21.


Deut. xv. 9. Beware of
Chap. xxiv. 15.

CLXX. Of the uncharitable to the poor. hardness of heart toward thy poor brother. Prov. xi. 26. He that with-holdeth corn, the people shall curse him. xvii. 5. Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker.

xxi. 12. Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also, shall cry himself and shall not be heard. Ver. 10, 26.

xxviii. 27. He that hideth his eyes from the poor, shall have many

a curse.

Isa. xxxii. 7. The instruments of the churl are evil, to destroy the poor, Prov. xxiii. 7. Eat, saith he, but his heart is not with thee. James ii. 15. If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

Ver. 16. And one of you say unto him, depart in peace, be you warmed, and filled, notwithstanding ye give them not those things that be needful, what doth it profit ?

1 John iii. 17. Whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?


CLXXI. Duties towards them, and threatenings against those that oppress them. Exod. xxii. 21. Thou shalt not vex a stranger nor oppress him, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. Chap. xxiii. 9, 12. Lev. xix. 33.


The Stranger, Widow and Fatherless. CHAP. XVII.

Exod. xxii. 22. Ye shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child. Ver. 23. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry.

Ver. 24. And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword, and your children shall be fatherless.

Lev. xix. 10. Thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard, thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger. Lev. xxiv. 20, 21.—xxvi. 12.

Ver. 34. The stranger that dwelleth with you, shall be unto you, as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself.

xxiii. 22. When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest, thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger. Chap. xxv. 6. Deut.xxiv. 19. Ruth ii. 2, 3. Deut. i. 16. Judge righteously between every man and the stranger. x. 19. Love the stranger, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. Chap. xxvii. 7, 20.

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Deut. xxiv. 17. Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless, nor take a widow's raiment to pledge. Chap. xxvii. 19. cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, of the fatherless and widow, and all the people shall say Amen.

Job xxiv. 3. The wicked drive away the ass of the fatherless, and take the widow's ox for a pledge.

Ver. 9. They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor. Ver. 21.

Ver. 23. God's eyes are upon their ways.

Ver. 24. They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low, they are taken out of the way and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.

xxix. 12. I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.

Ver. 13. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me, I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

xxxi. 16. If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail;

17. If I have eaten my morsel alone, and the fatherless hath not caten thereof;

Ver. 21. If I have lift up mine hand against the fatherless;
Ver. 22. Then let mine arm fali from my shoulder-blade.

Ver. 32. The stranger did not lodge in the street, but I opened my door to the traveller.

Ps. xciv. 6. The proud slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

Ver. 10. He that chastiseth the nations shall he not correct you? Prov. xxiii. 10. Enter not into the field of the fatherless.

Ver. 11. For their Redeemer is mighty, he will plead their cause. Isa. i. 17. Judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Ver. 23. They judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

Ver. 24. Therefore, saith the Lord, I will ease me of mine adversaries. Jer. v. 28, 29.

Isa. x. 1. Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees.

Ver. 3. That widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless. Mat. xxiii. 14.

Jer. vii. 6. If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless and the widow.

Ver. 7. Then will I cause you to dwell in this place. Ch. xxii. 3. Zech. vii. 10.

Ezek. xxii. 7. In thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger, they vexed the fatherless and widow.

Ver. 15. I will scatter them among the heathen. Ver. 29, 31. xlvii. 22. Give the stranger his inheritance. Ver. 23.

Mal. iii. 5. I will be a swift witness against those that oppress the widow and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right.

1 Tim. v. 3. Honour widows that are widows indeed. Ver. 16. If they have widows let them relieve them.

James i. 27. Pure religion and undefiled before God, and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. See Luke iv. 25.

CLXXII.Promises to the stranger, fatherless and widow.Deut.x.18. The Lord doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger in giving him food and raiment. Ps. x. 14. Thou art the helper of the fatherless. Ver. 18. Ixviii. 5. A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widow is God in his holy habitation.

cxlvi. 9. The Lord preserveth the strangers, and relieveth the fatherless and widow.

Prov. xv. 25. The Lord will establish the border of the widow. Ezek. xi. 16. Thus saith the Lord God, although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.

Jer. xlix. 11. Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive, and let thy widows trust in me.

Hos. xiv. 3. In thee the fatherless findeth mercy.

Jer. xxix. 7. Seek the peace of the city, whither I have caused you to be carried away captives; and pray unto the Lord for it, for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace. See Ps. xxvii. 10. See 1 Kings

viii. 43. 2 Chron, vi. 33.



CLXXIII. Of witness bearing, speaking truth; of falsehood, and other sins of the tongue, Exod. xx. 16. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.Deut. v. 20. Matt. xix. 18. Rom. xiii. 9. Numb. xxxv. 30. One witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die. Deut. xvii. 6.

Deut. xix. 15. One witness shall not rise up against any man for any iniquity, or for any sin that he sinneth; out of the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses shall the matter be established. Matt. xviii. 16. 2 Cor. xiii. 1. 1 Tim. v. 19.

Deut. xix. 16. If a false witness rise up against any man, to testify Ver. 17, 18. against him that which is wrong.

Ver. xix. Then shall ye do unto him, as he thought to have done unto his brother, so shalt thou put the evil away from among you. Ver. 21. Life shall go for life, eye for eye, &c.

Lev. v. 1. If a soul sin and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it, if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.

Prov. vi. 16. These things doth the Lord hate :

Ver. 19. A false witness that speaketh lies, &c.

xiv. 5. A faithful witness will not lie, but a false witness will utter lies.

Ver. 25. A true witness delivereth souls, but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

xix. 5. A false witness shall not be unpunished. xxi. 28 .A false witness shall perish.

Ver. 9.

xxiv. 28. Be not a witness against thy neighbour without a cause. See Prov. xii. 17.-xix. 28.-xxv. 18.

Matt. xv. 19.

Instances of false witness given against Naboth. 1 Kings xxi. 7,&c. Against David. Ps. xxvii. 12.-xxxv. 17.Against Christ. Matt.xxvi. 60. Against Stephen. Acts vi, 13.

CLXXIV. Lying forbidden, truth commanded. Lev. xix. 11. Ye shall not lie one to another. Zech. viii. 16, 17.

Ps. xxxiv. 13. Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips that they speak no guile. 1 Pet. iii. 10.

Prov. iv. 24. A froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from


Eph. iv. 15. Speaking the truth in love, grow up unto Christ.
Ver. 25. Putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neigh-


Col. iii. 9. Lie not one to another, seeing ye have put off the old See Ps. xv. 2. Isa. xxxiii. 15. Prov. xii. 17. 19.


CLXXV. Lying abhorred by God and good men. Prov. vi. 16. These things doth the Lord hate. Ver. 17. A lying tongue, &c.

xii. 22. Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but they that deal truly are his delight.

Job xxvii. 4. Job said, my lips shall not speak wickedness, neither my tongue utter deceit.

Ps. ci. 7. David said, he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight. cxix. 29. Remove far from me vanity and lying.

Ver. 163. I hate and abhor lying.

Prov. viii. 7. Wisdom.said, my mouth shall speak truth, wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

xiii. 5. A righteous man hateth lying.

Isa. Ixiii. 8. My people (saith God) are children that will not lie. CLXXVI. Satan and his children are liars. John viii. 44. The devil abode not in the truth, he is a liar and the father of it. Ver. 45. Acts v. 3. Why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost? See Isa. xxviii. 15, 17.-lix. 3, 4. Jer. xxiii. 14.

CLXXVII. Threatenings and prayers against liars. Ps. v. 6. Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing.

Ps. xxxi. 18. Let lying lips be put to silence, which speak grievous things, proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. xxxvi. 1. There is no fear of God before his eyes.

Ver. 3. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit. Ver. 12. They are cast down, they shall not arise. Ps. x. 7. 1. 19. Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.

Ver. 21. I will reprove thee, saith the Lord.

lii. 2. Thy tongue deviseth mischief like a sharp razor working deceitfully.

Ver. 3. Thou lovest evil more than good, and lying rather than to speak righteousness.

Ver. 4. Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

Ver. 5. God shall destroy thee for ever.

lv. 21. The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart, his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. Ver. 12, 13, 15.

Ver. 23. Thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction.

Ps. lviii. 3. The wicked are estranged from the very womb, they go astray speaking lies.

Ver. 4. Their poison is like the poison of a serpent. Ps. cxl. 3, 9. Ver. 6. Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth.

Ver. 7. Let them melt away like waters.

lix. 7. They belch out with their mouth, swords are in their lips. Ver. 12. For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride, and for cursing and lying which they speak.

Ver. 13. Consume them in wrath.

Ps. Ixii. 4. They delight in lies, they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Ver. 3. Ye shall be slain all of you.

Ixiii. 11. The mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped. cix. 2. They have spoken against me with a lying tongue, let them be condemned.

cxx. 3. What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue.

Ver. 4. Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. Prov. x. 18. He that hideth hatred with lying lips is a fool. xii. 13. The wicked is snared with the transgression of his lips. Ch. xvii. 20.

Ver. 19. A lying tongue is but for a moment. xvii. 7. Lying lips become not a prince.

xix. 5. He that speaketh lies shall not escape, he shall perish. Ver. 9. Ver. 22. A poor man is better than a liar. Ver. 1.-Ch. xix. 1. xxi. 6. Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that love death.

xxvi. 18. As a madman who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death.

Ver. 19. So is he that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, am not I in sport.

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