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, did ca little children, and have overcome slack to him that hateth him, he cording unto all that the LORD them; because greater is be that will repay him to his face. Thou commanded him. is in you, than he that is in the shalt therefore keep the com- Erod. vil, 6. And Moses and Aaworld. They are of the world: mandments, and the statutes, and ron did as the LORD commanded therefore speak they of the world, the judgments, which I command them, so did they. and the world heareth them. thee this day, to do them.
Exod. xli, 28,50. And the children 1 John v, 19. And we know that Deut. vill, 1. All the command of Israel went away, and uid as we are of God, and the whole ments which I command thee this the Lord had commanded Moses world lieth in wickedness. day shall ye observe to do, that yo and Aaron, so did they. Thus did
may live, and multiply, and go in all the children of Israel; as the OBEDIENCE.
and possess the land which tho LORD commanded Moses and AsLev. svill, 4, 5. Ye shall do my LORD sware unto your fathers.
ron, so did they. Judgments, and keep mine ordi. Deut. x, 13. To keep the com- Erod. xl, 16. Thus did Moses : nances, to walk therein: I am the mandments of the LORD, and his according to all that the LOLD LORD your God. Yo shall there- statutes, which I command the commanded him, so did he. fore keep my statues and my this day for thy good.
Num. I, 54. And the children of judgments; which if a man do, he Deut. xi, 82. And ye shall ob- Israel díd according to all that shall live in them: I am the LORD. serve to do all the statutes and the LORD commanded Muses, so
Lev. xix, 37. Therefore shall ye judgments which I set before vou did they. observe all my statutes, and all this day.
Josh. XI, 15. As tho LOED commy judgments, and do them: I am Deut. xlll, 4. Ye shall walk after manded Noses his servant, so did the LORD.
the LORD your God, and fear him, Moses command Joshua, and so Lev. xx, 6-8, 22. And the soul that and keep his commandments, and did Joshua : he left nothing unturueth after such as have familiar obey his voice, and ye shall serve done of all that the LORD comspirits, and alter wizards, to go ahim, and cleave unto him.
manded Moses. whoring after them, I will even
Deut. xxvl, 16. This day the 2 Sam. xxiv, 19. And David, acBet my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his LORD thy God hath commanded cording to the saying of Gad, people. Sanctify yourselves there- thee to do these statutes and judg. went up, as the LORD commanded: fore, and be ye hols: for I am the ments: thou shalt therefore keep
Matt. xxi, 6. And the disciples and do them with all thine heart, went, and did as Jesus commandLORD your God. And ye shall
ed them. keep my statutes, and do them: I and with all thy soul. am the LORD which sanctify you.
Deut. xxvil, 1, 10. And Moses, Ye shall therefore keep all my with the elders of Israel, com
GENERAL ADMONITIONS. statutes, and all my judgments, manded the people, saying. Keep and do them; that the land, whl- all the commandments which I to thy God: keep mercy and
Hos. xii, 6. Therefore tarn thou ther I bring you to dwell therein, command you this day. spue yon not out. shalt therefore obey the voice of judgment, and wait on thy God
continually. Lev. xxil, 31. Therefore shall ye commandments and his statutes,. Matt. xix, 18, 19. He saith unto
the LORD thy God, and do his keep my commandments, and do which I command thee this day.
him, Which? Jesus said, Thou them: I am tho LORD.
Deut. xxx, 8. And thou shalt re
shalt do no murder, Thou shalt Deut. iv, 10. Thou shalt keep turn, and obey the voice of the
not commit adultery, Thou shalt therefore 'his statutes and his LOBD, and do all his command: false witness, IIonour thy father
not steal, Thou shalt not bear commandments, which I.. com- ments which I command thee this and thy mother: and, Thou shalt mand thee this day, that it may day. go well with thee, and with thy
love thy neiglabour as thyself. children after thee, and that thou Ps. cxis, 4. Thou hast command.
Rom. vi, 19. I speak after the mayest prolong thy days upon the ed us to keep thy precepts dili
manner of men because of the inearth, which the LORD thy God gently. giveth thee, for over.
Jer. xi, 7. For I earnestly pro- have yielded your members ser.
firmity of your flesh: for as yo Deut. v, 33. Ye shall walk in all tested unto your fathers in the the ways wbich the LORD your day that I brought them up oui vants to uncleanness and to ink God ha cominanded you, that
of the land of Egypt, even unto quity unto iniquity; even so now ye may live, and that it may be this day, rising early and protest- yield your meinbers servants to
righteousness unto holiness. well with you, and that ye may ing, saying, Obey my voice. prolong your days in the land Ezek. xx, 19. I am the LORD
Rom. xii, 7-12. Or ministry, let which yo shall possess.
your God; walk in my statutes, us wait on our ministering; or he Deut. vi, 17-19. Ye shall alli
and keep my judgments, and do that teacheth, on teaching, or he them.
that exhorteth, on exhortation: ho geutly keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his
John v, 14. Afterward Jesus
that giveth, let him do it with simtestimonies, and his statutes,
findeth him in the temple, and plicity; he that ruleth, with dillwhich he liath commanded thee. said unto him, Behold, thou art gence; lie that she weth mercy,
with cheerfulness. Let love be And thou shalt do that which is made whole: sin no more, lest a
without dissimulation. Abhor right and good in the sight of the worse thing come unto thee.
that which is evil. cleave to that LORD: that it may be well with
John xiv, 15. If yo love me, which is good. Be hindly affecthee, and that thou mayest go in keep my commandments.
tioned one to another with brothand possess the good land which 1 John it, 3. And hereby we do erly love; in honour preferring the LORD sware unto thy fathers; know that we know him, if we one another; Not slothful in busiTo cast out all thine enemies from keep his commandments.
ness; fervent in spirit; serving tho before thee, as the LORD hath
Lord; rejoiclog in hope; patient spoken.
Gen. vi, 22. Thus did Noah; ac- in tribulation; continuing instant Deut. vii, 10, 11. And repayethcording to all that God command- in prayer. them that hate him to their face, ed him, so did ho.
Phil. 19, 8. Finally, brethren, 624
whatsoever things are true, what. Lam. III, 40. Let us search and his disciples also, he wald unto Boever things are honest whatso- try our ways, and turn again to them, Whosoever will come after ever things are just, whatsoever the LORD.
me, let him deny himself, and take things are pure, whatsoever
Haggai i, 6-7. Now therefore up his cross, and follow ine. things are lovely, whatsoever thus saith the LORD of hosts, Con- Luke ix, 23. And he said to them things are of good report; if there sider your ways. Ye have sown all, If any man will come after me, be any virtue, and if there be any much, and bring in little; ye eat, let him deny bimsell, and take up praise, think on these things.
but ye have not enough; ye drink, bis cross daily, and follow me. 1 Thess. I, 3. Remembering but ye are not filled with driuk; Luke xiv, 27. And whosoever without ceasing your work of ye clothe you, but there is none doth not bear his cross, and como faith, and labour of love, and pa- warm; and be that earneth wages, after me, cannot be my disciple. tience of hope in our Lord Jesus earneth wages to put it into a Christ, in the sight of God and our bag with holes. Thus saith the seek to save his life, shall lose il;
Luke xvii, 33. Whosoever shall Father.
LORD of hosts, Consider your and whosoever shall lose his life, 1 Thess. v, 14. Now we exhort ways.
shall preserve it. you, brethren, warn them that are Matth. v, 8. Blessed are the pure
Lake xviii, 27-30. And he said, unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, in heart: for they shall see God.
The things which are iippossible support the weak, be patient toward all men.
2 Cor. vill, 12. For if there be with men are possible with God.
first a willing mind, it is accepted Then Peter said, Lo, we have left 1 Tim. vi, 11, 12. But thou, o according to that a man hath, and all, and followed
thee. And he man of God, fiee these things; and not according to that he hath not. said unto them,
Verily I say unto follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meek
2 Tim. il, 7. Consider what I you, There is no man that hath
left house, or parents, or brethren, ness. Fight the good fight of say; and the Lord give thee un
or wife, or children, for the kingfaith, lay hold on eternal life, derstanding in all things.
dom of God's sake, Who shall whereunto thou art also called, Heb. x, 32. But call to remem-not receive manifold more in this and hast professed a good profes- brance the former days, in which, present time, and in the world to sion before many witnesses. after ye were illuminated, ye en
come life everlasting. Titus ii, 12. Teaching us, that, dured a great fight of afflictions.
John xil, 25. He that loveth his denying ungodliness and worldly OFTEN INVOLVING SELF life shall lose it; and he that hatlusts, we should live Suberly,
DENIAL righteously, and godly, in this
eth his life in this world shall present world. Matth. v, 29, 30. And if thy right keep it unto life eternal.
kom. vill, 12, 13. Therefore, 1 Peter il, 17. Honour all men. eye offend thee, pluck it out, and Love the brotherhood. Fear God. cast it from thee: for it is profit- brethren, we are debtors, not to Honour the king.
able for thee that one of thy mem- the Aesh, to live after the flesh.
bers should perish, and not that For if ye live after the flesh, ye OBEDIENCE ALWAYS INVOLVING
thy whole body should be cast shall die: but If ye through the SINCERITY.
into hell. And if thy right hand Spirit do mortify the deeds of the
offend thee, cut it off, and cast it body, ye shall live. Job xi, 13. If thoo prepare thine from thee: for it is profitable for Gal. v, 24. And they that are beart, and stretch out thine hands thee that one of thy members Christ's have crucified the flesh, toward him.
should perish, and not that thy with the affections and lasts. Job xxil, 22. Receive, I pray whole body should be cast into Col. ili, 5-7. Mortify therefore thee, the law from his mouth, and hell.
your members which are upon lay up his words in thine heart. Matth. x, 38. And he that taketh the earth; fornication, unclean
Ps. 11. 6. Behold, thou desirest not his cross, and followeth after ness, inordinate affection, evil truth in the inward parts; and in me, is not worthy of me.
concupiscence, and covetousness, the hidden part thou shalt make Matth. xvi, 24-26. Then gaia which is idolatry: For which me to know wisdom.
Jesus unto his disciples, If any things' sake the wrath of God Ps. Ixxiii, 1. Truly God is good man will come alter me, let him cometh on the children of disto Israel, even to such as are of a deny himself, and take up his obedience. In the which ye also clean heart.
cross, and follow me.
me, when ye lived Ps. cxix, 59, 60, 111, 112.
soever will save his life shall lose in them. I
it; and whosoever will lose his thought on my ways, and turned life for my sake shall find it. For
DEMANDING ZEAL. my feet unto thy testimonies.
what is a man profited, if he shall 1. Cor. xiv, 12. Even so ye, formade haste, and delayed not to gain the whole world, and lose asmuch as ye are zealous of spirit, keep thy commandments. Thy his own soul? or what sball a man wal gifts, seek that ye may excel testimonies have I taken as an give in exchange for his soul? heritage for ever: for they are
to the edifying of the church. the rejoicing of my heart. I have
Matth. xviil, 8, 9. Wherefore, if Gal. iv, 17, 18. They zealously inclined mine heart to perform thy hand or thy foot offend thee, affect you, but not well; yea, they thy statutes alway, even unto the cat them off and cast them from would exclude
you, that ye might end.
thee: it is better for thee to enter affect them. But it is good to be Prov. iv, 23. Keep thy heart than having two hands, or two good thing, and not only when I
into life halt or maimed, rather zealonsly affected always in a with all diligence; for out of it are feet, to be cast into everlasting am present with you. the issues of life.
fire. And if thine eye offend thee, Prov. xxil, 11. Ile that loveth pluck it out, and cast it from thee: all diligence to write unto you of
Jude 3. Beloved, when I gavo pureness of heart, for the grace it is better for thee to enter into the common salvation, it of his lips the king shall be his life with one eye, rather than needful for me to write unto you,
having two eyes to be cast into and exhort you, that ye should Prov. xxlil, 19. Hear thou, my hell-fire.
earnestly contend for the faith gon, and be wise, and gaide thine Mark viil, 84. And when he bad which was once delivered unto heart in the way.
called the people unto him, with the saints.
Rev. ill, 15, 16. I know thy the law of the fathers, and was commandment is charity out of a works, that thou art neither cola zealous toward God, as 'ye all are pure heart, and of a good connor bot: I wonld thou wert cold this day.
science, and of faith unfeigned. or hot. So then because thou art
Rom. x, 2. For I bear them re. Titus lil 8. This is a faithful hot, I will spue thee out of my but not according to knowledge. lukewarm, and neither cold por cord that they have a zeal of God, saying, and these things I will
that thon affirm constantly, that mouth,
Phil. ill, 6.
Concerning zeal, they which have believed in God
persecuting the church; touching might be careful to maintain Num. xxv, 11--13. Phinehas, the the righteousness which is in the good works. These things are son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron law, blameless.
good and profilable unto men, the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, AND UNIVERSAL CHARITY.
CONSCIENCE. while he was zealous for my sake
Rom. xiv, 1-3. Him that is among them, that I consumed
ITS UNIVERSAL POWER. weak in the faith receive ye, but Rom. ii, 14, 15. For when the not the children of Israel in my Jealousy. Wherefore say, Behold, not to doubtful disputations. For Gentiles, which have not the law, I give unto him my covenant of one believeth that he may eat all do by nature the things contained peace: And he shall have it, and things: another, who is weak, eat in the law, these, having not the his seed after him, even the cove-eth herbs. Let not him that eateth law, are a law unto themselves; nant of an everlasting priesthood; I despise him that eateth not; and which shew the work of the law because he was zcalons for his let not him which eateth not written in their hearts, their conGod, and made an atonement for judge him that eatetb: for God science also bearing witness, and the children of Israel. hath received him.
their thoughts the mean while 2 Chr. xxxi, 20, 21. And thus did ful unto me, but all things are not 1 Cor. vi, 12. All things are law. accusing or else excusing one
another. Hezekiah throughout all Judah, expedient: all things are lawful and wrought that which was good, for me, but I will not be brought
An Evil ConscieNCE. and right, and truth, before the under the power of any.
Gen. xlil, 21, 22. And they said LORD bis God. And in every work that he began in the service of
1 Cor. x, 23. All things are law one to another, We are verily the house of God, and in the law, ful for me, but all things are not guilty concerning our brother, in
that we saw the anguish of his and in the commandments, to seek expedient: all things are lawful
soul, when he besought us, and his God, ho did it with all his for me, but all things edily not.
we would not hear, therefore is heart, and prospered.
1 Cor. xill, 1--10, 13. Though I this distress come upon us. And 2 Cor. vii. 11. for behold this speak with the tongues of men Reuben answered them, saying, self-same thing, that ye sorrowed and of angels, and have not Sp:ike I not unto you, saying. Do after
a godly sort, what careful. clarity, I am become as sounding not sin against the child and yo ness it wrouglit
in you, yea, what brass, or a tinkling cymbal... And would not hear; therefore, behold, clearing of yourselves, yea, what though I have the gift of prophecy, also bis blood is required. indignation, yea, what fear, yea, and understand all mysteries, and
1 Kings ii, 44. The king said what vehement desire, yea, 'what all knowledge; and though I have
moreover to Shimei, Thou knowzeal, yea, what revenge! 'In all all faith, so that I could remove things ye have approved your mountains, and have not charity, est all the wickedness which selves to be clear in this matter.
I am nothing. And though I be thine heart is privy to, that thou stow all my goods to feed the poor,
didst to David my father; there2 Cor. xi, 28-30. Besides those and though I give my body to be fore the LORD shall return thy things that
are without that burned, and have not charity, it wickedness upon thine own head. which cometh upon me daily, the profiteth me nothing. Charity 1 Kings xxi, 20. And Ahab said care of all the churches, Who suffereth long, and is kind; charity to Elijah, Hast thou found me, o is weak, and I am not weak? who envieth not; charity vauuteth not mine enemy? And he answered, I is offended, and I burn not? If I itself, is not puffed up, Doth not have found thee; because thou must needs glory, I will glory of behave itself unseemly, seeketh hast sold thyself to work evil in the things which concern mine not her own, is not easily provok- the sight of the LORD. infirmities. ed, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth
Job xv, 21--24. A dreadful sound Col. 1v, 13. For I bear him re- not iu iniquity, but rejoiceth in is in his ears cord, that he hath a great zeal for believeth 'all things, hopeth all He believeth not that be shall
in prosperity the the truth; Beareth all things, destroyer shall come upon him. you, and them that are in Laodicea, and thom in Hierapolis. things, endureth all things.
return out of darkness, and he is Charity never faileth; but whether waited for of the sword. Ho
there be prophecies, they shall wandereth abroad for bread, say2 Kings s, 16. And he said, inil; whether there be tongues, ing, Where is it? he knoveth that Come with me, and see my zeal they shall cease; whether there be the day of darkness is ready at liis for the Lord. So they made him For we know in part, and we pro- shall make him afraid; they shall
Trouble and anguish ride in his chariot.
phesy in part. But when that Matth. xxiv, 12. And because which is perfect is come, then ready to the battle.
prevail against him, as a king iniquity shall abound, the love of that which is in part shall be done many shail wax cold, away. And now abideth faith,
P3. xiv, 5. There were they in Acts xxii, 2, 3. And when they hope, charity, these three; but the great fear: for God is in the heard that he spake in the He- greatest of these is charity.
generatiou of the righteous." brew tongue to them, they kept
1 Çor. xvi, 14. Let all your great fear, where no fear was; for
Ps. Wil, 5. There were they in the more silence: and he saith, I things be done with charity. am verily a man which am a Jew,
God hath scattered the bones of born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia,
Col. 111. 14. And above all these him that encampeth against thee: yet brouglit up iu this city at the thugs put on charity, which is thou hast put them to shame, le-t of Gamliel, and taught ac the bond of perfectness.
because God bath despised curuing to the perfect manner of 1 Tim. 1, 6. Now the end of the thom.
Proo. xi, 23. The desire of the John viii, 9. And they which , deeds may be made manifest, righteous is only good: but the heard it, being convicted by their that they are wrought in God. expectation of the wicked is wrath. own conscience, went out one by Acts xxiv, 16. And herein do I Dan. vi, 14. Then the king, unto the last: and Jesus was left conscience void of off-nce to
one, beginning at the eldest, even exercise myself, to have always a when he heard these words, was alone, and the woman standing in ward God, and toward men. Bore displeased with himself, and the midst.
2 Cor. I, 12. For our rejoicing is set his heart on Daniel to deliver him; and be laboured till the
1 Tim. 19, 2. Speaking lies in this, the testimony of our congoing down of the sun to deliver hypocrisy;baving their conscience science, that in simplicity and seared with a hot iron.
godly sincerity, not with fleshly him. John ill, 19, 20. And this is the things are pure: but unto them the world,
and more abundantly Titus i, 15. Unto the pure all we have had our conversation in
wisdom, but by the grace of God, condemnation, that light is come that are defiled and unbelieving to you-ward. into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, be- mind and conscience is defled. is nothing pure; but even their
iteb. ix, 14. How much moro cause their deeds were evil. For
shall the blood of Christ, who every one that doeth evil bateth
through the eternal Spirit offered the light, neither cometh to the
A GOOD CONSCIENCE. himself without spot to God, light, lest his deeds should be re- John Ili, 21. But he that doeth purge your conscience from dead proved.
truth cometh to the light, that his works to serve the living God!
8 ABBATH AND EOLY DAYS,
thee. And remember that thou | ye shall not find it in the Beld. THE PATRIARCHAL wast & servant in the land of Six days ye shall gather it; but on SABBATH.
Egypt, and that the LORD thy the seventh day, which is ihe sabe Gen. 11, 1-3. Thus the heavens God brought thee out thence, bath, in it there shall be none. and the earth were finished, and through a mighty hand, and by á And it came to pass, that there all the host of them. And on the LORD thy God commanded thee to the seventh day for to gather, and
stretched-out arm : therefore the went out some of the people on seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he restkeep the sabbath-day.
they found none. And the LORD ed on the seventh day from all Neh. ix, 14. And madest known
said unto Moses, How long retuse his work which he had made. unto them thy holy sabbath, ye to keep my commandments and And God blessed the seventh day, and commandedst them precepts, my laws? See, for that the LORD and sanctified it
; because that in statutes, and laws, by the hand of hath given you the sabbath, thereit he had rested from all his Moses thy servant.
fore he giveth you on the sixth work which God created and Isaiah Isvi, 23. And it sball day the bread of two days : abide made. come to pass, that from one new
ye every man in his place; let po
man go out of his place on the Heb. iv, 3-5. For we which have inoon to another, and from one
seventh day. So the people restbelieved do enter into rest, as he sabbath to another, shall all fleshed on the seventh day. said, As I have sworn in my come to worship before me, saith wrath, if they shall enter into my the LORD.
HOW TO BE KEPT ALWAYS. rest: although the works were Ezek. xx, 12, 20. Moreover also, I finished from the foundation of gave them my sabbaths, to be a
No SECULAR WORK DONE. the world. For he spake in a siga between me and them, that
Exod. xxxiv, 21. Six days thou certain place of the seventh day they might know that I am the shalt work; but on the seventh on this wise, And God did rest LORD that sanctify them.
And day thou shalt rest: in earingthe seventh day from all his hallow my sabbaths; and they time and in harvest thou shalt works. And in this place again, shall be a sign between me and rest. If they sball enter into my rest. you, that ge may know that I am Exod. XXXV, 2, 3. Six days shall the LORD your God.
work be done; but on the seventh 2nd.
Matt. xxiv, 20. But pray ye that day there shall be to you an holy JEWISH SABBATH. your flight be not in the winter, day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD:
whosoever doeth work therein Exod. xxiii, 12. Six days thou neither on the sabbath-day. shalt do thy work, and on the Mark xv, 42. And now, when kindle no fire throughout your
shall be put to death. Ye shall seventh day thou shalt rest; that the even was come, (because it habitations upon the sabbath-day. thine ox and thine ass may rest, was the preparation, that is, the and the son of thy handmaid and day before the sabbath.)
Lev. xxiii, 3. Six days shall work the stranger may be refreshed. Luke xxiii, 64. And that day the sabbath of rest, an holy con
be done; but the seventh day is Exod. xxxi, 13, 16, 17. Speak was the preparation, and the sab- vocation; ye shall do no work thou also unto the children of Is- bath drew on. rael, saying, Verily my sabbaths
therein : it is the sabbath of the ye shall keep: for it is a sign be- HOW TO BE KEPT IN THE
LORD in all your dwellings. tween me and you throughout
Jer. xvii, 21, 22. Thus saith the your generations; that ye may
LORD, Take heed to yourselves, know that I am the LORD that Exod. xvi, 5, 22-30. And it shall and bear no burden on the sabdoth sanctify you.
Wherefore come to pass, that on the sixth day bath-day, nor bring it in by the the children of Israel shall keep they shall prepare that which they gates of Jerusalem; Neither carry the sabbath, to observe the sab- bring in; and it shall be twice as forth a burden out of your houses bath throughout their generations, much as they gather daily. And on the sabbath-day, neither do yo for a perpetual covenant. It is á it came to pass, that on the sixth any work; but hallow ye the sign between me and the children day they gathered twice as much sabbath-day, as I commanded of Israel for ever: for in six days bread, two omers for one man: your fathers. the Lord made heaven and earth, and all the rulers of the congregaand on the seventh day he rested, tion came and told Moses. And BUT PUBLIC WORSIIIP TO and was refreshed. he said unto them, This is that
BE ENJOYED. which the LORD bath said, ToLev. xxiii, 82. It shall be anto morrow is the rest of the holy sab
Ezek. xlvi, 1. Thus saith the you a sabbath
and ye sball bath unto the LORD: bako that Lord God, The gate of the inner áfflict your souls: in the ninth day which ye will bako to-day: and court that looketh toward the of the month at even, from even seethe that ye will seethe; and east shall be shut the six working anto even, shall yo celebrate your that which remaineth over lay up days; but on the sabbath it shall Babbath.
for you to be kept until the morn- be opened, and in the day of the Lev. xxvl, 2. Ye shall keep my ing. And they laid it up till the new-moon it shall be opened. sabbaths, and reverence my sauc morning, as Moses bade: and it Acts xlii, 14, 42, 44. But when tuary: I am the LORD.
did not stink, neither was there they departed from Perga, they Deut. v, 12, 15. Keep the sab- any worm therein. And Moses came to Antioch in Pisidia, and bath-day to sanctity it, as the said, Eat that to-day; for to-day is went into the synagogue on the LORD thy God bath commanded | a sabbath unto the LORD: to-day sabbath-day, and sat down. And