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put upon '^laron tl)c l)oln garments, unb anoint l)im, anb

sanctifn l)im ; that he may minister unto me in the priest's

(i:tierji obhition of tl)n tneat-offering sljalt tl)on season

EOitl) salt; neither shalt tli(ju sutler the salt'of the covenant of thy
God to be lacking- from thy meat-offering : with all thine offerings
thou shalt offer salt.

Ye shall not make yoursehes abominable with any creeping

thing that creepeth, neither sIpxU J1C make ponrsclucs unclean

tuitt) tl)Cm,that ye should be defiled thereby. For I am the Lord

your (iod : ne sfjall tljereforc sanctifn nonrsclues, anb nesl^all

bc ijoln ; for I am holy : neither .shall ye detile yourselves witli
any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. For
I am the Lord that bringeth you up out of the land of Egy2:»t, to
be your God : ye shall thei-efore be holy, for I am holy.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying. Speak unto the chil-
dren of Isiael, and say unto them, I am the Lord your God. QVfter
tlje boings of llje lanb of Qlgnpt U)l)erein ne bu)elt, sljall nc
not bo : anb after tljc boings of tl)e lanb of (Canaan ral)itl)er

J bring yon, sljall l)C not bo : neither shall ye walk in their
ordinances. Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances,
to walk theiein : I am the Lord your God. Ye shall therefore
keep my statutes and my judgments : which if a man do, he shall
live in them.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying. Speak unto all the
congregation of the childien of Israel, and say unto them, |3c sijall
be l)ol2 : for I the Lord your God am holy.

Sanctify youi'selves therefore and be ye holy : for I am the
Lord your God. And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them : 3
am tlic jCorb ral)icl) sanctifn ijon-

1 am tlie Lord your God, tDl)icl) l)aiie separatcb iiou from

Otl)er people. Ye shall therefore put difftTcncH i)et\V('iMi clt^an
beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean : and ye
shall not make youi' souls abominable by beast or by fowl, or by
anv manner of livinir thing that creepeth on the frround, which I have
separated from you as unclean, ^nh ne sl]all bc lioln untO me :
for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people,
that ye should be mine.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Sjjeak unto the chil-
dren of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the

ii. 13.

xi. 43-45.

xviii. 1-5.

xix. 2.

XX. 7, 8.

XX. 24-2ti.

XV. 37-41.



vi. 4-9.

vii. 1-0.

X. 1-2, 13.

xi. 13- -.U

borders of their garments throiigliout their gonerations, and
they put iipon the fringe of the borders a riband of blue : and it
sliall be unto you for a fring>\ tl)iU IJC man look npOU it. illlb

rcmcmluT all tl)c commanbmciitG of tl)c Corb, anh bo tljcm ;

and tliat ye seek not after your own heart and your own eves, afti'r
which ye use to go a whoring : that ye may remember, and do all
my coniinandments. a\\ii bc Ijoln tnitO IIOUV (Pob.

I am the Lord your (rod, which brought you out of the bind
of Egypt, to be your God : I am the Lord your God.

Hear, O Israel : The Lord our God is one Lord : a\\ii tl)On
slialt lone tl)c Corb lliij i3oh mill) all thine Ijcait, anb wit!)

all tl)ri soul, anb initl) all thn migllt. And these words whirh
I command thee this day, sl)all bc iu tl)inc heart : and thou shalt
teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them
when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest bv tlir-
way, and when thou best down, and when thou risest u]i. QVllb

tl)ou sl)alt binb tliem for a sign npoii tl)ine Ijanb, anb tl)en
shall be as frontlets between thine enes. And thou shalt write
them upon the posts uf thy huust,', and uu thy gates.

"When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land wliither
thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before
thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the
Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Ilivites, and the Jebusites,
seven nations greater and mightier than thou: and when the Lord
thy God shall deliver them before thee, thou shalt smite them and
utterly destroy them ; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor
shew mercy unto them : neither shalt thou make marriages witli
them ; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his
daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away
thy son from following me, that they may serve otlier gods; so
will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee
suddenlv. Ihit thus shall ve deal with tlu-m ; ye shall destroy
their altars, and bivak down their images, and cut down their
"■roves, and burn their (graven ima^-es with tire. For thou art an
holy people unto the Lord thy (Jod: the l!orb thy C!^ob hatl)
chosen thee to be a people nnto himself, abouc all
people that are upon the of the earth-

And now, Israel, what doth the Lor>l thy God require of thee
but to fear the Lord thy (rod, to walk in all his ways, and to love
liiin, anb to seme the l!orb thn (P>ob with all thD heart anb

with all tl)11 SOnl, to keep the coinniandments of the Jjord, and
his stalMt'>, whieli I command thee this day for thy good?

And it shall come to pass if ye shall hearken diligently unto
my commandments which I command you this day, to love the
Lord your(iod, and to serve him with all your heart and with all
your .soul, that I will give you the rain of your laiul in his due




season, tlie first rain and the latter rain, tliat thou inayest gather in
tliy coi-n, and thy wine, and thine oil. And I will send grass in
thy fields for tliy cattle, that thou niayest cat and lie full. Qlakc
\)cc'b to noursdncs, tl)at nonv l)cait be not bccciucb, mxb lie
turn asiiic.'anii serve otTjcr gobs, anh ujorsljip tljcm. And

then the Lord's wiath be kindled ag-ainst you, and he shut up the
heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit;
and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the Lord
giveth you. Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your
heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand,
that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall
teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in
thine house, and M'lien thou walkes't by the way, when thou liest
down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt write them upon
the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates.

Ye are the children of the Lord your God : ye shall not cut
yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eves for the dead.

fov tljoii art an l)oln people unto tl)c £orb tl)n <3o'b, and the

Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above
all the nations that are upon the earth.

®:i)ou sljalt be perfect roitl) tl]e Corb tl)T) (Pob.

This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to do these
statutes and judgments : tliou slialt therefore keep anb bo tl)em
Eoitl) all tl)ine l)eart, anb luitl) all tl)n soul. Thou hast avouched

the Loi-d this day to be thy God, anil t') walk in his ways, and to
keep his statutes, and his commandments, and liis judgments, and
to hearken unto his voice: and the Lord hath avouched thee this
day to be Ijis peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, a\ib

tijat tilou sl)onliiest keep all Ijis commanbment<3 ; and to make

thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in
name, and in honour ; and that thou raayest be an holy people unto
the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken.

®ake biligent Ijeeb to ho tl}c conuuanbmcnt anb tl)c
Iau3, ttil)icli lUoses tlje serinint of the l!orb chargeb nou, to
lone the t!orb r.our tl^ob, anb to lualk in all hisiiiar)5,"tinb to
keep his commanbments, anb to cleaue unto hii". nnb to
seruc hint with '^1' D^ur l)cavt, anb ruith all nour soul.

Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacri-
fices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, tO obeu is
better t\)an sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

Know that the Lord hath set apart hilU thi^t is gobin for
himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him. Stand in~awe,
anb sin not : commune with your own heart upon your bed, and

be still. Sflah. (Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and
put your trust in the Lord.

xiv. I, 2.

xviii. 13.

.\xvi. 16-19.

XX j^. 5,

1 Samuel,
XV. 2-i.

P3. iv. 3-



Psalm XV.








xxxvii. 8.

Psalm 1.


Psalm li.







'. 8.

Ps. Ixxxvi. 2.


. xcvi





Ps. ci. 2



. rxvi





Lord who .sliall abide in tliy tabernacle? wlio shall dwell in

thy holy hill? i)c t!]at malkctl) u)jvigl)tlij, an^ toorkctl)
ruiljtcouGiicGG, rtiib cpailun!) t!)c trntl) in l)iG l)cavt. He that

backbiteth not witli his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neio-hbor, nor
taketh up a reproach against his neighbor. In whose eyes a vile
person is contemned ; but he lionoureth them that fear the Lord.
He that svveareth to his own hurt, and chano-eth not. lie that
putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the

innocent. §c tljiU hocll] tl)C6c ti)ingG sl)all ncncr be moueb.

Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ? and who shall
stand in his holy ])hiee ^ i]c tljiU I] It!) clciUX IpTUbs OAlb a piWC

Ijcart; iyl)o l)Ul) not liftcb up l)is sonl unto ininitn, nor

SCDOrn bcccitfuUn. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord,
and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the gen-
eration of them that seek him, that seek thy face, Jacob. Selah.

All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth untO SUCi) as

keep l)is coucuiint a\\b l)is testimonies.

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret llOt tl)nsclf iu

ann raise to bo euil.

Whoso otieretli praise glorifieth me-: and to I)im tljtlt Otber-
etl) f)is eont)Cr5ation opgljt will I shew the salvation of God.

Behold, tl)ou besirest truti) in tl)e inioarb parts-

If I regard iniquity in my heart, tl)C £orb toill not I) ear tnc.

I \vill hear what God the Lord will speak : for he will speak
peace unto his people and to his saints: but let tljeiU not turn

again to folln.

Preserve my soul ; for 3 am l)oIn; O thou my God, save
thy servant that trusteth in thee.

worship the Lord in tllC beUUtn of l)0lineS3 : fear before
him, all the earth.

Ye that love the Lord, |)atc euil.

1 will behave myself wisely in a perfect toatl. O when
wilt thou come unto me? 3 itjill ttialk tuitliin mn house rmtl) a
perfect Ijeart. 3 roill set no roickcb tl)ing before mine eyes :

I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
A froward heart shall depart from me : I will not know a wicked

r>lessed arc they that keep judgment, anb I)C tljUt boetl)
rigl)tsousiiess at ail times.

]Moss(;d are tl)e unbeftleb in tl)C lonn, who walk in the law
of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that
seek him with the whole lieart. They also bo no iniquitn : they
walk in his ways.




Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diliirently.
that my ways were dii-ected to keep thy statutes! Then shall I
not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

With my whole heart have I sought thee : (T) let me not

toaiibcr from tljii commandments. "Thy word have I hid in

mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; tl)0t 3 be not

T have seen an end of all perfection , but tl)n rommrtnbmcnt
is excccMug broab.

3 Ijanc rcfraincb mn feet from eoern evil wan, tijat 3
migljt kce|3 tl)n movh.

Search me, O God, and know my heart : try me, and know

my thoughts : anh scc if tljcre be ann toickeb roan in me, and

lead me in the way everlastin"-.

Surely tl)C rigl)tCOUS shall give thanks unto thy name : tl)e

nprigl)t sijall biucU in tl)r) presence.

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth ; keep the door of my
lips. Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked
works with men that work iniquity : and let me not eat of their

The fear of the Lord is tO I) ate Ct)ii.

The highway of the upright is to depart fi-om evil: Ije tl)at
kecpetl) l)is roan prcseruet!) Ijis soul.

The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination.

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his
prayer shall be abomination.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter : i^car Oob,
anb keep l)is commanbmcnts : for this is the whole duty of man.

In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah ; We
have a strong city ; salvation will God a])point for wails and bul-
warks. Op^n ye the gates, tijat t!)e riglitcous nation toljicl)
kccpctl) tl)c trnt!) man enter in.

The way of the just is UprigljtUCSS : thou, most upright,
dost weigh the path of the just.

The sinners in Zion are afraid ; fearfulness hath surprised the
hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire ?
who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings ? He that
walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly ; he that despiseth the
gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes,
that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes
from seeing evil : l)c sl)aU bmcll on l)igl) : his place of defence

cxix. 10, II.

Ps. cxix. 80.

Ps. cxix. 9C.

Ps. cxix. 101.

Ps. cxxxix.

Ps. cxl. 13.

Ps. cxii. 3, 4.

Prov. viii.13.
Prov. xvi. 17.

Prov. xxi.27.


Ecc. xii. 13.
Is. xx\i. 1, 2.

Is. xxvi. 7.

xxxiii. 14-16.



Is. xliii. 21.

Is. lii. 8-] 1.



Hi. i, 3.

shall be the munitions of rocks : bread shall be given him ; his
waters shall be sure.

This people have I formed for myself; tl) CI} 3 1) all sl)CU) fortl)
mn tiraisc.

Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice ; with the voice together
shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall

bring again Zion Depart ye, depart ye, go ye

out from thence, touch no unclean thing ; go ye out of the midst

of her; bc jic clean, tl)at bear tl]c uessels of tl)e £orb.

Is it such a fast that I have chosen ? a day for a man to afflict
liis soul ? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread
sackcloth and ashes under him ? wilt thou call this a fast, and an
acceptable day to the Lord ? Is not this the fast that I have cho-
sen ? to loose tl)e banbs of iDickebness, to undo the heavy bur-
dens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke ?
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the
poor that are cast out to thy house ? when thou seest the naked,
that thou cover him ; and that thou hide not thyself from thine
own flesh ? Then shall thy light break forth as the moi'uing, and
thine health shall spring forth speedily : and thy righteousness
shall go before thee ; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rere-ward.
Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou sh alt cry,
and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst
of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking
vanity ; and if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy
the afflicted soul ; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy
darkness be as the noon-day: and the Lord shall guide thee con-
tinually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make tat thy bones :
and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build
the old waste places : thou shalt raise up the foundations of many
generations; and thou shalt l>e called. The repairer of the breach.
The restorer of paths to dwell in. If thou turn away thy foot from
the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day ; and call the
sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honoiu-able ; and shalt
honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own
pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: tl)CU shalt thou delight
thyself in the Lord ; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high
places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy
father : for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

'i'hus saith the Lord God; No stranger, inuircumciseb ill
l)cart, nor nncircnmciseb in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary,
ot any stranger that is among the children of Israel.

You only have I known of all the families of the earth : there-
fore I will punish you for all your iniquities. Can llDO Ujalk to-
gether, except tl)en be agreed *?



Wherewith sliall I come befoi'c tlie Lord, and bow myself be-
fore the high God? shall 1 come before him with biirnt-oti'erings,
with calves of a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thou-
sands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give
my tirst-born for my transgi-ession, the fruit of my body for the
sin of my soul ? lie' hath shewed thee, man, what is good ; and
what doth the Lord require of thee, blU tO bo jUStill, lUlb tO lODC

merc2, anb to toalU l)nmblii roitl] tliji (Sob '?

Blessed are t\)c poor iu Spiint : for theirs is the kingdom
of heaven. Blessed are tl)Cn tl)iU lliouru : for they shall be
comforted. Blessed are tl)C lUCCk : for they shall inherit the

earth. Blessed are tl)cn u)l)icl) bo Ijiingcr tiub tl)ivst ofter

rigl)tC0U5UCS3 : for tliey shall be tille.i. lUessed are tl)C ItlCr-
citul : for tiiey shall obtain mercy. Blessed are tl)C piirc ill
l)CiU-t: for they shall see (Jod. l^lessed are tl)C pcacc-niLlkcrS,
for they shall be called the children of (xod. Blessed are tl]C11

tt)l)icl) are pcrsccutcb for rigl)tcousnc55' sake : f"r theirs is

the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you,
and pei'secute you, and shall say all manrter of evil against you
falsely, for mD Stlkc- Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great
is your reward in heaven : for so persecuted they the prophets
Avhich were before you.

|3e arc tl)c salt of tl)e carti) : but if the salt have lost

his savour, wherewith shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth good
for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of
men. J3e axc tl)C Ugl)t of tlje tOOrlb, A city that is set on
an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put
it under a busliel, but on a candlestick : and it giveth light unto all
that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that
they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the proph-
ets : I am not come to destroy, but to fulril. For verily I say
unto you. Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in
no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore
shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men
so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven : but who-
soever shall do, and teach them, the same shall be called great in
the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your
riii-hteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and
Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. .

jUc lie tl)crcforc perfect, even as your Father which is in
heaven is perfect.

The light of the body is the eye : if therefore thine eye be
single, thy whole body shall be full of light. iJut if tljilie ene bc

cuil, tliy u)l)oic bobn slj.ill be full of barkness. If therefore

the liji'liL that is in thee be darkness, how i-'reat is that darkness!

vi. G-8.

V. 3-20.

aiatt. V. -18.

vi. ii-i-24.




vii. 13-14.

7ii. 21-27.

vi. 43-46.


Luke, ix. 23.

xviii. 7-9.

No man can serve two masters ; for either he will hate the one,
and love the other ; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the

other, De cannot seme <Bob anb mammon.

All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to 3'ou, do
ye even so to them : for this is the law and the prophets, ^ntev
Jie in flt tl)e strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the
way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in
thereat : because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into
the kingdom of heaven : bnt l)C tijat boetl) tl)C loiU of mn i"atl)er
tDllid) is in l]eatien. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord,
have we not prophesied in thy name ? and in thy name have cast out
devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then
will I profess unto them, I never knew you ; depart from me, pe
t\^Cll IDOrk iniqnitj}. Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings
of mine, aiib boctl) tljem, I will liken him unto a wise man, which
built his house upon a rock : and the rain descended, and the floods
came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell
not : for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth
these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto
a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand : and the rain
descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon
tliat house ; and it fell : and great was the fall of it.

^ goob tree bringetl) not forti) corrupt frnit; neither

doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. For every tree is known
by his own fruit : for of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a
bramble-bush gather they grapes. A good man, out of the good
treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good ; and an
evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that
which is evil : for of the abundance of the heart his mouth

^nh ral)n coll jie me £orb, £orb, anb bo not tl)c tljinjgs
Boljicl) 3 sag V

He that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth
the word, and understandeth it : tDl)icl) also bearctll fruit, '"^nd
bringeth forth, some an hundred-fold, some sixty, sonu' thirty.

And he said to them all, If any luaa will come after me, let
him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, an^ foUoU) mc.

Wo unto the world because of ofl:ences ! for it must needs be
that (.fl'cnees come ; but U30 to tl)at man bn uiljom tl)c offence

COmctI) ! wherefore, if lliy hand or lliy fo*)L oIUmkI thee, cut tliein
oil', and cast them from thee ; it is better for thee to enter into life
halt or mainioil, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be
cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it



out, and cast it from tliee : it is better for thee to enter into life
with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell-fire.

And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one
running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Oood Master, what
shall I do that I may inherit eternal life ? And Jesus said unto him.
Why callest thou me good ? there is none good, but one, that is
God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery.
Do not kill. Do not steal. Do not bear false witness. Defraud not.
Honour thy father and mother. And he answered and said unto
him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. Then
Jesus beliolding him loved him, and said unto him, 0nc tl)in9
tl)On hxciiCSt : go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to
the poor, and thou shnlt have treasure in heaven ; and come, take
up the cross, and follow me.

And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reason-
ing together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked
him. Which is the fiist commandment of all ? And Jesus answered
him. The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel ; The
Lord our God is onb Lord: inxb tijOU sljillt loBC tl)C £orb tl)lj
(£>oh mil) all tijg Ijciut, aiib mill) all tl)!} soul, aiib tnitl) all

tl)n minii, anh U)itl) all tl)U Strcngtl) ■• this''is the first command-
ment. And the second is like, namely this. Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself: there is none other commandment greater
than these.

If ye love me, keep mg commaubmcnts.

^c l\)a\ l)atl) mg commanbmcnts, anb kccpcti) tl)cm, Ijc

it is tl)at looetl) meT If a man love me, [)C mil

keep inj3 UJOrbs : and my Father will love him, and we will come
unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me

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