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Matth. 7. 1, 2. d Job. 17.5. e Pj. 31. 18. Ísai. 1. 17. is flandered e.

LXIX. Q. What is the tenth Commandment? A. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house; thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, nor his fervant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

and from rafh Judging c, and
from flattery d; and to fpeak
for my
for my neighbour when he

LXX. Q. What are you commanded in this Commandment?

A. I am commanded not to covet nor defire other mens goods; but to learn and labour, truly to get mine own living a; and to do my duty in that state of life t, unto which it fhall pleafe God to call me.

LXXI. Q. What is your duty in that state of


* Unlawfully, or uncharitably. a 2. Thef 3.6 to 16. + Trade, fervice, office.

a Rom. 12. 11. b Cor. 7. 20, 21, 24. Heb. 13. 5.

A. To be diligent a, and honeft, and contented therein b.

LXXII. Q. What if you can live without labour?

a 1 Tim. 5. 6. b Prov. 31. 10, 13,

A. I may not live in pleafure a: but I must diligently 15, 17, 27. Spoken imploy my precious time in of a virtuous woman of profitable work and business b. the highest rank. ver. 1, 23.

LXXIII. Q. What is the great Commandment taught in the fix laft Commandments ?

Gal. 5. 14.

Mattb. 22. 39, 40. A. Thou fhalt love thy neighbour as thy felf. LXXIV. Q. What is to love thy neighbour as thy Self?

F 4

A. To

a Deut. 30. 15 to the end. Matth. 7. 12. c. Rom. 13. 10. d Gal. 6. 10. 1 Tim.

2. 1.

A. To love my self truly a; and to do to all men, as I would they should do unto me b; both in doing and defiring no wrong c, and in doing and defiring all good

to every one d.

LXXV. Q. What else are you commanded in the fix laft Commandments?

A. I am Commanded to feek forgiveness of my neighbour for all wrongs that I have done him; and to make him amends and fatisfaction to the uttermost of my power.

Matth. 5. 22. to 27.

Our Saviour commands us to feek for

giveness for anger and angry words without cause, as well as for other wrongs; and to agree quickly with our wronged brother, before God deliver us to the officer of his wrath to be caft into prifon, either the prifon of hell, to pay the utmost farthing of punishment; or the prifon of fome punishment here, from which we shall have no release until we have made full fatisfaction to our wronged brother. Levit. 6. 1 to 6, the fifth part is commanded to be reftor'd with the principal of goods unjustly gotten. For the reftoring only the principal is not fufficient for the grief, trouble, or other damage that may be caus'd by the injury. Numb. 5.5 to 9, the fame reftoring is commanded to be made to the heir, if the party wronged be dead; and to be made to the Lord, even to the priest, if there be no heir; or if the party wronged or his heir cannot be known. By the Priest is meant the high Priest, who among Christians is the Bishop; for whose ufe the inferiour Prieft may receive of his Parishioner.

6. 8.

10. 4.

a Pf. 25.9. Micab Jam. 4. 6. John 5. 44. ch. 12, 42, 43. It is lowlinefs of mind

that works obedience

to both God and man.

LXXVI. Q. What are you commanded in all the Commandments?

A. That I may keep all the Commandments as I ought to do, I am in all of them commanded to be lowly minded a, without pride b, or vain glory c. Pride makes a man difobey every Commandment,

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mandment, when it is contrary to any luft. Vain glory (which
is loving the praise of men more then the praife of God. John 12.
43) does the fame that pride does, when the Commandment is
contrary to the praife of the world. And if any one keep all
the Commandments never fo ftrictly; yet if he be either proud
of his obedience, (Luke 18. 9 to 15) or does good for the
praise of men, (Matth. 6.) he does not keep the Command-
ments as he ought to do, to the glory of God, but for the
vain honour of himself; and he lofes all the reward of obedience.

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John 15. 4. 5.
Phil. 2. 13.*
* It is

fpecial, because it is gi-
ven only to thofe that

ufe the common grace.

Ow can you keep all God's

A. I am not able of my felf to walk in the Commandments of God, and to ferve him, without his fpecial * grace.

Matth. 13. 12. Mark 4. 24, 25. To have grace, is to use
it, that is to do what God enables us to do.

II. Q. What is God's fpecial grace?

A. Grace to walk in the Commandments of God, and to ferve him a: which he gives to thofe that Phil. 4. ufe his common grace, which he gives to all b.

13. b Sce

III. Q. What is the common grace, which God1 2. *. gives to all?

A. Grace to turn to God a, and to pray to him for his fpecial grace b.

a Matth. 23. 37.
Tim. 2. 4, 5, 6.
b John 4. 10. With-
out the grace of God,
(Phil. 2. 13) which he gives us by Chrift, (ch. 4. 13. John
15. 5) we can neither do, nor have any will or defire to do
any thing that he commands; nor forbear doing, willing, or


defiring to do any thing that he forbids: but we shall be as it is faid of the old world Gen. 6. 5, Every Imagination of the thoughts of man's beart was only evil continually. As it is God that made us; fo he only it is that makes us able to forfake fin, and to do good. Acts 17. 28.

IV. Q. What must you do that you may always bave God's fpecial grace?


a Luke 11. 2 to 14. Eph. 6. 18. See the Commandments 18, 19 Qu. b Matth. 25.

14 to 31.

V. Q. Let me bear therefore if thou canst Say the Lord's Prayer.

A. I must call upon him for it at all times by diligent pray. eras and do my best endeavour to grow in grace b.

A. Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trefpaffes. As we forgive them that trefpafs against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, And the power, And the Glory, For ever and ever, Amen.


This prayer we are commanded to use

Matth. 6.9, and Luke

11. 2. After this manner pray ye, Matth. 6, is the fame with Luke II. When ye pray, Jay. See Numb. 6.


VI. Q. How is God our Father?

a 1 Cor. 8. 6.

b Matth. 7.11.c John 16. 23, 24.

A. He is our Maker a; and for Chrift's fake c. our kind Giver of all good b

VII. Q: What do Name ?

you mean by Hallowed be thy


A. Be thou duly honour'd above all things by me and all people *.

As God Hallowed the feventh day, by giving it honour above

the other days. This Honouring God above all things, is to


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worship him as we ought to do. See the Commandments, 13, 21, 24, 252 We pray that God, and all things and perfons that belong to him, may be honour'd, as He and they ought to be honour'd; that He may be honour'd above all his creatures; and that all things and perfons that belong to him, may be honour'd above other things and persons.

VIII. Q. What do you mean by Thy kingdom


A. Thy grace come and rule in all our hearts, that we may ferve thee*.

Matth. 6. Luke

17. 20, 21.

come more and more,

till it comes perfectly in heaven. This is to obey him as we ought to do.

IX. Q. What do you mean by Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven?

mandments are dili-
gently done for ever,

A. All thy CommandAs all thy Comments be diligently done all the days of our life, by me and all people in earth, as they are done by the Angels


and Saints in heaven.

X. Q. What do you mean by Give us this day our daily bread?

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A. Send us this day and night* all things that be needful both for our Souls † and bodies [.

In the evening,
this night and the next
day. Gen. 1. 5, 8,
Sr. Mark 14. 30.

+ Grace, learning and
remembring God's Word,

clothes, reft, health, feasonable weather, &c.

wifdom, comfort, &c. Food,

XI. Q. What do you mean by Forgive us our


A. Forgive us the punishments of our fins, and be not angry with us.

Save and defend us in all dangers of punishments, and keep us from everlasting death.

The punishments of our fins in this world are the want or lofs of grace, or of the means of grace,


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