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Job xxiv, 3, 9. They drive away Deut. xxvili, 12, 43, 44. The LORD fonnd favour In thine eyes, tarry: the ass of the fatherless; they take shall open unto thee his good for I have learned by experience the widow's ox for a pledge; They treasure, the heaven to give the that the Lord hath blessed me for pluck the fatherless from the rain unto thy land in his season, thy sake. And he said, Appoint breast, and take a pledge of the and to bless all the work of thiné me thy wages, and I will give it. poor.

hand: and thou shalt lend unto | And he said unto him, Thou Prov. xi, 15. He that is surety many nations, and thou shalt not knowest how I have served thee, for a stranger shall smart for it; borrow, The stranger that is and how thy cattle was with me. and he that hateth suretiship is within thee shall get up above And he said, What shall I give sure.

thee very high, and thou shalt thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt

come down very low. He shall not give me any thing. If thou Amos 11, 8. And they lay them. lend to thee, and thou shalt not wilt do this thing for me, I will selves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and they and thou shalt be the tail.

lend to him: he shall be the head, again feed and keep thy flock. drink the wine of the condemned

I will pass through all thy flock in the house of their god.

2 Kings iv, 7. Then she came to-day, removing from thence all

and told the man of God: and he the speckled and spotted cattle, CAUTIONRY.

said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy and all the brown cattle among Gen. xlii, 37. And Reuben spake debt, and live thou and thy chil- the sheep, and the spotted and dren of the rest.

speckled among the goats; and of unto his father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I bring him not to Ps. xxxvii, 21, 26. The wicked such shall be my hire. So sbal

my righteousness answer for me thee: deliver him into my hand, borroweth, and payeth not again: in time to come, when it shall and I will bring him to thee again but the righteous showeth mercy, come for my hire before thy face:

Gen. xlili, 9. I will be surety for ful, and lendeth; and his seed is every one that is not speckled and him; of my hand shalt thou require blessed.

spotted among the goats, and him: if I bring him not unto ihee,

brown among the sheep, that shall

Ps. cxil, 5. A good man sheweth be counted stolen with me. And and set him before thee, then let favour, and lendeth: he will guide Laban said, Behold, I would it me bear the blame for ever. his affairs with discretion.

might be according to thy word. Gen. xliv, 32, 33. For thy servant became surety for the lad over the poor, and the borrower is he may rest, till be shall accom

Prov. xxii, 7. The rich ruleth

Job xiv, 6. Turn from him, that unto my fatlıer, saying, if I bring servant to the lender. him not unto thee, then I shall

plish, as an hireling, his day. bear the blame to my father for

Matth. v, 42. Give to him that

Ps. ci, 6, 7. Miue eyes shall be ever. Now therefore, I pray thee, asketh thee; and from him that

upon the faithful of the land, that let thy servant abide instead of would borrow of thee turn not they may dwell with me: be that the lad a bond-man to my lord; thou away.

walketle in a perfect way, be shall and let the lad go up with his

serve me. He that worketh debrethren.

ceit shall not dwell within my Job xvii, 3. Lay down now, put

LAW OF MASTER AND house: he that telleth lies shall not me in a surety with thee; who is

SERVANT.

tarry in my sight.
he that will strike hands with me?
SUPERIORITY OF MASTER.

WAGES,
Prov. xi, 15. He that is surety

Prov. xli, 9. He that is despised, for a stranger shall smart for it; and hath a servant, is better than bath deceived me, and changed

Gen. xxxi, 7, 41. And your father and he that hateth suretiship is he that honoureth himself, and my wages ten times: but God sulsure. lacketh bread.

fered him uot to hurt me. Thus Prov. xvii, 18. A man void of

Luke xxii, 27. For whether is have I been twenty years in thy understanding striketh hands, and greater, he that sitteth at meat, or house: I served thee fourteen years becometh surety in the presence he that serveth? is not he that sit- for thy two daughters, and six of his friend.

teth at meat? but I am among you years for thy cattle: and thou hast Prov. xx, 16. Take his garment as he that serveth.

changed my wages ten times. that is surety for a strauger; and John xiii, 16. Verily, verily, I Lev. xix, 13. Thou shalt not detake a pledgo of him for a strange say unto you, The servant is not fraud thy neighbour, neither rob woman,

greater than his lord; neither he him: the wages of him that is Prov. xxil, 26. Be not thou one that is sent greater than he that hired shall not abide with thee all of them that strike hands, or of sent him.

nigut until the morning. them that are sureties for debts.

Deut. xxiv, 14, 15. Thou shalt Prov. xxvii, 13. Take his gar

PRECEPT3 .

not oppress an hired servant that ment that is surety for a stranger,

Lev. XXV, 13. Thou shalt not rule is poor and needy, whether he be and take a pledge of him for a over him with rigour, but shalt of thy brethren, or of thy strangers strange woman. fear thy God.

that are in thy land within thy

Prov. xxix, 21. He that deli- gates: At his day thou shalt give
RELATION OF BORROWER cately bringeth up his servant him his hire, neither shall the sun
AND LENDER.
from a child, shall have him be- go down upon it; for he is poor,

and setteth his heart upon it: lest Deut. XV, 6, 8. For the LORD thy come his son at the length. God blesseth thee, as he promised Eph. vi, 9. And, ye masters, do he cry against thee unto the Lord, . thee : and thou shalt lend unto the same things 'unto them, for- and it be sin unto thee. many nations, but thou shalt not bearing threatening: knowing that Jer. xxii, 13. Woe unto him that borrow; and thou shalt reign over your Master also is in heaven; nei. buildeth his bouse by unrighteousmany nations, but they shall not ther is there respect of persons ness, and his chambers by wrong, reigu over thee. But thou shalt with him.

that useth his neighbour's service open thine hand wide unto him,

without wages, and giveth him and shalt surely lend him suff

CONTRACT.

not for his work. ciant for his need, in that which he Gen. xxx, 27-29,31-34. And Laban Mal. iij, 5. And I will come near wantoth.

said unto him, I pray thee if I have to you to judgment; and I will be a

swift witness against the sorcerers, and maidens, and had servants, That he shall make him ruler over and against the adulterers, and born in my house; also I had great all his goods. against false swearers, and against possessions of great, and small those that oppress the bireling in cattle above all that were in Jeru- BAD SERVANTS AND his wages, the widow, and the salem before me.

RUN-A-WAYS. fatherless, and that turn aside the

Mark xiv, 66. And as Peter was stranger from his right, and fear beneath in the palace, there com- not deliver unto his master the

Deut. xxiii, 15, 16. Thou shalt not me, saith the LORD of hosts. eth one of the maids of the high servant which is escaped from his Col. iv, 1. Masters, give unto priest.

master unto thee. He shall dwell your servants that which is just Luke xil, 42–44. And the Lord with thee, eren among you, in and equal; knowing that ye also said, Whó then is that faithful that place which he shall choose have a Master in heaven.

and wise steward, whom his lord in one of thy gates, where it

shall make ruler over his house- liketh him best: thou shalt not RELATION OF MASTER AND hold, to give them their portion of oppress him. SERVANT meat in due season? Blessed is

1 Sam. XXV, 10. And Nabal an, Gen. xxiv, 10, 84. And the ser

that servant, whom his lord, when swered David's servants, and said, vant took'ten camels, of the be cometh, shall find so doing: of Who is David? and who is the

son camels of his master, and de- a truth I say unto you, that he

of Jesse? There be many servants parted; (for all the goods of his will make him ruler over all that now a days that break away master were in his hand;) and he he hath.

every man from his master. arose, and went to Mesopotamia, 1 Cor. iv, 1, 2. Let a man so ac- 1 Kings li, 39, 40. And it came unto the city of Nahor. And he count of us as of the ministers of to pass at the end of three years, said, I am Abraham's servant. Christ, and stewards

of the that two

of the servants of 2 Sam. ix, 2, 9-12. And there mysteries of God. Moreover, it is shimei ran away unto Achish son was Som the house saui a sere required in stewards, that a man of Maachah king of Gath: aud

be found faithful. vant, whose name was Ziba; and

they told Shimei, saying, Behold, when they had called him unto

thy servants be in Gath. And David, the king said unto him, EXEMPLARY SERVANTS. Shimet arose, and saddled his ass, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy Gen. xxxi, 6. And ye know, that seek his servants: and Shimet

and went to Gath to Achish to servant is he, Then the king with all my power I (Jacob) have called to Ziba, Saul's servant, and served your father.

went, and brought his servants said unto him, I have given unto

from Gath, thy master's son all that pertained was bronght down to Egypt; and not be corrected by words; for

Gen. xxxix, 1-5. And Joseph

Prov. xxix, 19. A sorvant will to Saul, and to all his house. Thou therefore, and thy sons, and

Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, thy servants, shall till the land for captain of the guard, an Egyptian, though he understand he will not

answer. him, and thou shalt bring in the bought him of the hands of the

Zeph. 1, 9. In the same day also fruits that thy master's son may him down thither. And the LORD will I punish all those that leap have food to eat: but Mephibosho was with Joseph, and he was a

on the threshold, which all their eth thy master's son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now prosperous man; and he was in masters' houses with violence and Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty Egyptian. And his master saw the house of his master the deceit.

Matth. xxiv, 48-51. But and it servants. Then said Ziba unto that the LORD was with him, and that evil servant shall say in his the king, According to all that my that the Lord made all that he heart, My lord delayeth his comlord the king hath commanded his did to prosper in his hand. And ing, and shall begin to smite his As for Mephibosheth, said the Joseph found grace in his sight, fellow - servants, and to eat and

and he served him: and he made drink with the drunken; The lord king, he shall eat at my table, as him overseer over his honse, and of that servant shall coine in a day one of the king's sons. And

all that he had he put into his when he looketh not for him, and Mepbibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micah: and all hand. And it came to pass, from in an hour that he is not aware of, that dwelt in the house of Ziba the time that he had made him and shall cut him asunder, and were servants unto Mephibosh- that he had, that the Lord blessed hypocrites: there shall be weeping

overseer in his house, and over all appoint him his portion with the eth.

the Egyptian's house for Joseph's and gnashing of teeth. 1 Kings 1v, 27, 28. And those sake; and the blessing of the LORD officers provided victual for king was upon all that he had in the

VI. Solomon, and for all that came house, and in the field.

ANCIENT SLAVERY. unto king Solomon's table, every man in his month: they lacked shall have rule over a son that afraid, because they were brought

Prov. xvii, 2. A wise servant Gen. xliii, 18. And the men were for the horses and dromedaries causeth, shame, and shall have into Joseph's house; and they said, brought they unto the place part of the inheritance among the Because of the money that was where the officers were, every brethren.

returned in our sacks at the first man according to his charge.

Prov. xxvii, 18. Whoso keepeth time are we brought in; that he

the fig-tree 'shall eat the fruit may seek occasion against us, and 1 Kings ix, 23. These were the thereof; so he that walteth on his fall upon us, and take us for bondchief of the officers that were master shall be honoured.

men, and our asses. over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule is a faithful and wise servant, whomsoever of thy

servants it be Matth. xxiv, 45-47. Who then Gen. xliv, 9-12, 16, 17. With over the people that wrought in whom his lord hath made ruler found, both let him die, and we the work.

over his household, to give them also will be my lord's bond-men. Prov. xlil, 17. A wicked mes meat in due season? Blessed is And he said, Now also let it be Benger falleth into mischief: but a that servant, whom his lord, according unto your words: ho taithful ambassador is health. when he cometh, shall find so with whom it is found shall be my Eccles. I, 7. I got me servants duing. Verily I say unto you, servant; and ye shall be blameless. Then they speedily took down, We, after our ability, have re- the time of an hired servant shall every man bis sick to the ground, deemed our brethren the Jews it be with him. If there be yet and opened every man his sack. which were sold unto the heathen; many years behind, according unto And he searched, and began at and will ye even sell your breth- them he shall give again the price the eldest, and left at the young-ren? or shall they be sold unto of his redemption out of the est; and the cup was found in us? Then held they their peace, money that he was bought for. Benjamin's sack. And Judah and found nothing to answer. And if there remain but few years said, What shall we say unto my Ezek. xxvii, 13. Javan, Tubal, unto the year of jubilee, tben lie lord? what shall we speak? or and Meshech, they were thy shall count with him, and accordhow shall we clear ourselves? merchants: they traded the per ing unto his years shall be give God hath found out the iniquity sons of men and vessels of brass him again the price of his redeinpof thy servants: behold, we are in thy market.

tion. And as a yearly hired sermy lord's servants, both we, and

Amos. vill, 6. That we may buy other shall not rule with rigour

vant shall lie be with him; and the he also with whom the cup is found. And he said, God forbid the poor for silver, and the needy over him in thy sight. that I should do so: but the man the refuse of the wheat?

for a pair of shoes; yea, aud sell in wliose land the cup is found,

Isa. III, 3. For thus saith the he shall be my servant; and as

LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for you, get you up in peace unto

VOLUNTARY SERVITUDE. for nought; and ye shall be reyour father,

Exod. xxi, 5. And if the servant deemed without money. Exod. xxi, 1, 2, 16. Now these shall plainly say, I love my master, Jer. xxxiv, 9-12, 14-17. That are the judgments which thou my wife, and my children, I will every man should let his manshalt set befere them. If thou not go out free.

servant, and every man his maid. buy an Hebrew servant, six years Deut. xv, 16, 17. And it shall servant, being an Hebrew or an he shall serve; and in the seventh be, if he say unto thee, I will not Hebrewess, go free; that none he shall go out free for nothing: go away from thee; (because he should serve himself of them, to And be that stealeth a man, and loveth thee and thine house, be- wit, of a Jew his brother. Now, selleth him, or if he be found in cause he is well with thee:) Then when all the princes, and all the his band, he shall surely be put thou shalt take an awl, and thrust people, which had entered into to death.

it through his ear unto the door, the covenant, heard that every Lev. XXV, 42, 44-46. For they are and he shall be thy servant for one should let his man-servant, my servants, which I brought ever: and also unto thy maid- and every one his maid-servant, forth out of the land of Egypt: servant thou shalt do likewise. - go free, that none should serve they shall not be sold as bondmen.

themselves of them any more; Both thy bond-men and thy bond- PROTECTIVE LAW.

then they obeyed, and let them go. maids, which thou shalt have,

But afterward they turned, and

Exod. xxi, 20, 21, 26, 27, 32. And caused the servants and the handshall be of the heathen that are if a man smite his servant, or his maids, whom they had let go free, round about you; of them shall maid, with a rod, and he die under to return, and brought then into ye buy bondmen and bond-maids. his land; he shall be surely pun- subjection for servants and for Moreover, of the children of the ished. Notwithstanding, if he handmaids. Therefore the word strangers that do sojourn among continue a day or two, he shall of the LORD came to Jeremiah you, of them shall ye buy, and not be punished: for he is his from the LORD, saying, At the end of their families that are with you, money. And if a man smite the of seven years let ye go every which they begat in your land; and eye of his servant, or the eye of man his brother an Hebrew, which they shall be your possession: his maid, that it perish, he shall hath been sold unto thee; and And ye shall take them as an in- let him go free for his eye's sake. when he hath served thee six heritance for your children after And if he smite out his man-ser- years, thou shalt let him go free son, to inherit them for a posses- vant's tooth, or his maid-servant's from sion; they shall be your bond-men tooth; he shall let him go free for hearkened not unto me, neither

thee: but your fathers for ever: but over your brethren, bis tootli's sake. If the ox shall inclined their ear. And ye were the children of Israel, ye shall not push a man-servant or maid-ser- now turned, and had done right rule one over another with rigour, vant; he shall give unto their in my sight, in proclaiming liberty

Deut. xxiv, 7. If a man be found master thirty shekels of silver, every man to his neighbour, and stealing any of bis brethren of the and the ox shall be stoned.

ye had made a covenant before children of Israel, and maketh

me in the house which is called merchandise of him, or selleth

REDEMPTION.

by my name: But ye turned, and bim; then that thief shall die; and Lev. xxv, 47-53. And if a sofour- polluted my name, and caused thou shalt put evil away from ner or stranger wax rich by thee, every man his servant, and every among you.

and thy brother that dwelleth by man his handmaid, whom he had Deut. xxviii, 68. And the LORD him wax poor, and sell himself set at liberty at their pleasure, to shall bring thee into Egypt again into the stranger or sojourner by return, and brought them into with ships, by the way whereof 1 thee, or to the stock of the strang subjection, to be unto yon for spake unto thee, Thou shalt see er's family: After that he is sold servants and for handmaids. it no more again: and there ye he may be redeemed again; one Therefore thus saith the LORD, shall be sold unto your enemies of his brethren may redeem him: Ye have not bearkened unto mo, for bond-men and bond-women, Either his uncle, or his uncle's in proclaiming liberty, every one and no man shall buy you. son, may redeem him, or any that to his brother, and every man to

is nigh of kin unto him of his his neighbour: behold, I proclaim
1 Kings ix, 22. But of the chil- fainily may redeem him; or, if he a liberty for you, saith the LORD,
dren of Israel did Solomon make be able, he may redeem himself. to the sword, to the pestilence,
no bond-men: but they were men And he shall reckon with him and to the famine; and I will make
of war, and his servants, and his that bought him, from the year you to be removed into all the
princes, and his captains, and that he was sold to him, unto the kingdoms of the earth.
rulers of liis chariots, and his year of jubilee: and the price of
horsemen.
his sale shall be according unto

COMPENSATION.
Nen. V, 8. And I said unto them, the number of vears; according to Exod. ill, 21, 22. And I will give

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this people favour in the sight of willingly. For perhaps he there- use it rather. For he that is called the Egyptians: and it shall come fore departed for a season, that in the Lord, being a servant, is the to pass, that, when ye go, yo shall thou shouldest receive him for Lord's free m:vn: likewise also ho not go empty: Bot every woman ever; Not now, as a servant, but that is called, being free, is Christ's shall borrow of her weighbour, above a servant, a brother be- serrant. Ye are bought with a and of her that sojourneth in her loved, specially to me, but low price; be not ye the servants of men. house, jewels of silver, and jewels much more unto thee, both in the Brethren, let every man, wherein of gold, and raiment: and ye shall flesh, and in the Lord? If thou he is called, therein abide with put them upon your sons, and count me therefore a partner, re-God. upon your daughters; and ye shall ceive him as myself. If he hath

Eph. vi, 5-7. Servants be obespoil the Egyptians.

wronged thee, or oweth thee dient to them that are your masExod. xi, 2, 3. Speak now in the ought, put that on mine account. ters according to the flesh, with ears of the people, and let every I Paul have written it with mine fear and trembling. In singleness man borrow of his neighbour, and own hand, I will repay it: albeit 1 of your heart, as uuto Christ, Not every woman of her neighbour, do not say to thee how thou owest with eye-service, as men-pleasers; jewels of silver, and jewels of unto me even thine own self be but as the servants of Christ, gold. "And the Lord gave the sides. Yea, brother, let me have doing the will of God from the people favour in the sight of the joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my heart; With good will doing serEgyptians. Moreover, the man bowels in the Lord. Having con- vice, as to the Lord, and not to Moses was very great in the land fidence in thy obedience I wrote men. of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's unto thee, knowing that thou wilt

Çol. iii, 22-25. Servants, obey in servants, and in the sight of the also do more than I say.

But all things your misters according people.

witbal prepare me also a lodging to the flesh: not with eye-service, Exod. xif, 35, 36. And the chil- for I trust that through your pray- as men-pleasers; but in singleness dren of Israel did according to the ers I shall be given unto you. of heart, fearing' God: And whatword of Moses; and they borrowed There salute thee Epaphras, my

soever ye do, do it heartily, as to of the Egyptians, jewels of silver, fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus; the Lord, and uot unto men; and jewels of gold, and raiment. Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Knowing that of the Lord ye shall And the LORD gave the people Lucas, my fellow.labourers. The receive the reward of the inheritfavour in the sight of the Egyp- grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be ance; for yo serve the Lord Christ. tians, so that they lent unto them with your spirit. Amen.

But he that doeth wrong shall such things as they required; and

receive for the wrong which he they spoiled the Egyptiaus.

MANUMISSION. hath done: and there is no respect

E.rod. xxi, 3, 4 If he came in by of persons. REMARKABLE INSTANCE.

himself, he shall go out by him- 1 Tim. vi, 1, 2. Let as many Philem.1-25. Paul, a prisoner of self; if he were married, then his

servants as are under the yoke Jesus Christ, and Timothy our wife shall go out with him. It count their own masters worthy brother, unto Philemon our dearly bis master have given him a wife, of all honour, that the name of beloved, and fellow-labourer, And and she have born him sons cr God and his doctrine be not blasto beloved Apphia, and daughters; the wife and her child phemed. And they that have Archippus our fellow soldier, and dren shall be her master's, and he believing masters, let them not to the church in thy house: Grace shall go out by himself.

despise them, because they are to you, and peace, from God our

Deut. xv, 12-15, 18. And if thy brethren; but rather do them serFather, and the Lord Jesus Christ. brother, an Hebrew man, or an vice, because they are faithful and I thank my God, making mention Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, beloved, partakers of the benefit. of thee always in my prayers, and serve thee six years; then in These things teach and exhort. Ilearing of thy love and faith, the seventh year thou shalt let which thou hast toward the Lord him go free from thee. And when to be obedient unto their own

Titus ii, 9, 10. Exhort servants Jesus, and toward all saints; That thon sendest him out free from masters, and to please them well the communication of thy faith

thee, thou shalt not let him go in all things; not answeriug again; may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing him liberally out of thy flock, and good fidelity; that they may adorn

away empty: Thou shalt furnish Not purloining, but shewing all which is in you iu Christ Jesus out of thy floor, and out of thy For we have great joy and con- wine-press: of that wherewith the in all things.

the doctrine of God our Saviour solation in thy love, because the LORD thy God hath blessed thee bowels of the saints are refreshed thou shalt give unto him.

1 Peter il, 18--20. Servants, be

And by thee, brother. Wherefore, thou shalt remember that thou

subject to your masters with all though I miglit be much bold in wast a bond-man in the land of fear; not only to the good and Christ to enjoin thee that which is Egypt, and the LORD thy God

gentle, but also to the froward.

For this is thank-worthy, if a man I rather beseech thee, being such redeemed thre: Therefore I com: for conscience toward God en

It an one as Paul the aged, and now shall not seem hard unto thee For what glory is it, if, wlien yo

dure grief, suffering wrongfully. also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. when thou sendest him away free be buffeted for your faults, ye shall I beseech thee for

my son

from thee; for he bath been worth take it patiently? but if, when yo Onesiinus, whom I have brgot

a double hired servant to thee, in do well, and suffer for it, ye take ten in my bonds: Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but Lord thy God shall bless thee in

serving thee six years: and the it patiently, this is acceptable now profitable to thee and to me; all that thou doest.

with God. Wbom I have sent again: thou

ALLUSIONS. therefore receive him that is mine

NEW TESTAMENT

Lev. xxv, 55. For unto me tho own bowels; Whom I would have

PRECEPTS. retained with me, that in thy

children of Israel are servants; stead he might have ministered 1 Cor. vii, 20-24. Let every man

they are my servants, whom unto me in the bonds of the gospel. abide in the same calling wherein

brought forth out of the land of Art thou called

the But without thy mind would I do he was called.

Egypt: I am

LORD your

God. nothing; that thy benefit should being a servant? care not for it; not be as it were of necessity, but I but if thou mayest be made free, Deut, xil, 8, 9. Yo shall not do

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after all the things that we do hero | the poor reproacheth his Maker, RICH AND POOR. this day, every man whatsoever is and he that is glad at calamities Ps. xxxvit, 16. A little that a right in his own eyes. For ye shall not be unpunished.

righteous man hath is better than are not as yet come to the rest, Jer. I, 16. But Nebuzar-adan, the riches of many wicked. and to the in ritance, which the the captain of the guard, left LORD your God giveth you. tain of the poor of the land for wealth is his strong city: the

Prov. x, 15. The rich man's John vlli, 32--34. And ye shall vine-dressers, and for husband destruction of the poor is their know the truth, and the truth men.

poverty. shull make you free. They an- Mark xiv, 7. For ye have the poor swered him, we be Abraham's with you always, and whensoever maketh himself rich, yet hath

Prov. xiii, 7, 8. There is that Bued, and were never in bondage ye will ye may do them good: but nothing: there is that maketh to any man; how sayest thou, Ye me ye have not always. shall be made free? Jesus an

himself poor, yet hath great swered them, Verily, verily, I say

riches. The ransom of a man's unto you, Whosoever committeth Deut. xxvill, 17. Cursed shall de life are bis riches: but the poor ein is the servant of sin. thy basket and thy store.

heareth not rebuke. Rom. vi, 16-22. Know ye not,

Job xv, 29. He shall not be rich, Prov. xiv, 20. The poor is bated that to whom ye yield yourselves neither shall his substance con- even of his own neighbour, but servants to obey, his servants ye tinue, neither shall he prolong the rich hath many friends. are to whom ye obey; whether the perfection thereof upon the Prov. xv, 16. Better is little of sin unto death, or of obedience earth.

vith the fear of the LORD, than unto righteousness? But God be

BEGGARY.

great treasuro, and trouble tberethanked, that ye were the ser

with.

Ps. xxxvii, 25. I have been vants of sin; but ye have obeyed young, and now am old; yet have

Prov. xvi, 8. Better is little with from the heart that form of doc- i not seen the righteous forsaken, righteousness, than great revenues trine which was delivered you. nor his seed begging bread.

without right. Being then made free from sin, ye

Prov, xviii, 23. The poor useth

Luke xvili, 35. And it came to became the servants of righteousness. I speak after the manner of pass, that. as he was come nigh entreaties: but the rich answereth

roughly. men because of the infirmity of unto Jericho, a certain blind man

Prov xix, 1-4, 22. Better is the your flesh: for as ye have yielded sat by the way-side begging. your members servants to un- Acts lli, 2-6. And a certain man, poor that walketh in his integrity cleanness, and to iniquity unto lame from his mother's womb,was than he that is perverse in his

Also, that the iniquity; even so now yield your carried, whom they laid daily at lips, and is a fool. members servants to righteous- the gate of the temple which is soul be without knowledge, it is ness unto holiness. For when ye called Beautiful, to ask alms of not good; and he that lasteth were the servants of sin, ye were them that entered into the temple; with his feet sinneth. The foolfree from righteousness. What Who, seeing Peter and John

Ishness of man perverteth his fruit had ye then in those things about to go into the temple, asked way; and his heart fretteth against whereof ye are now ashamed? for an alms.

the LORD. Wealth maketh many

And Peter, fastening the end of those things is death. his eyes upon him with Joha, friends; but the poor is separated now, being made free said, Look on us. And he

from his neighbour. The desire

gave from sin, and become servants to beed unto them, expecting to re- of a man is his kindness, and a God, ye have your truit unto ceive something of them. Then poor man is better than a liar. holiness, and the end everlasting Peter said, Silver and gold have I

Prov. xxviii, 6, 11. Better is the none; but such as I have give Ipoor that walketh in his uprightGal. v, 13. For, brethren, ye

thee: In the name of Jesus Christ ness, than he that is perverse in have been called unto liberty; only of Nazareth rise up and walk.

his ways, though he be rich. The use not liberty for an occasion

rich man is wise in his own con

BOUNTY LEVIED. to the flesh, but by love serve one

ceit; but the poor that hath anderanother.

1 Sam. xxv, 5-9. And David standing searchoth him out 1 Peter ii, 16. As free, and not sent out ten young men: and

Eccles. iv, 6. Better is an handusing your liberty for a cloak of David said unto the young men, ful

with quietnoss, than both the maliciousness, but as the servants Get you up to Carmel and go to hands full with travail and vexaof God.

Nabal, and greet him in my name: tion of spirit. 2 Peter il, 19. While they pro- liveth in prosperity Peace be both And thus shall ye say to him that

Mark xii, 41--44. And Jesus sat mise them liberty,they themselves to thee, and peace be to thine house, over against the treasury, and beare the servants of corruption: and peace be unto all that thou

held how the people cast money for of whom a man is overcome, hast.

And now I have heard into the treasury: and many that of the same is he brought in that thou hast shearers: now thy were rich cast in much.

And bondage. shepherds which were with us,

there came a certain poor widow, VII.

we hurt them dot, neither was and she threw in two mites, which

there ought missing unto them, all make a farthing. And he called POOR LAW. the while they were in Carmel. unto him his disciples, and saith POVERTY AN INEVITABLE Ask thy young men, and they unto them, Verily I say unto you,

will shew thee: wherefore let the That this poor widow bath cast STATE OF SOCIETY.

young men find favour in thine more in than all they which have Deut. xv, 11. For the poor shall eyes; (for we come in a good day;) cast into the treasury: For all never cease out of the land: give, I pray thee, whatsoever they did cast in of their abundance; therefore I command thee, say; cometh to thine hand unto thy but she of her want did cast in all ing, Thou shalt open thine band servants, and to thy son David. that she had, even all her living. wide unto thy brother, to thy And when David's young men Luke xix, 25, 26. (And they said poor, and to thy needy, in thy came, they spake to? Nabal ac- unto him, Lord, he hath ten Land.

cording to all those words in the pounds.) For I say unto you, Prov, xvii, 6. Whoso mocketh name of David, and ceased. That unto every one which hatb

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