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Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.
Say not thou, I will recompense evil. Recompense to no man evil for evil.
I say unto you that ye resist not evil : but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man shall sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twam.
Being reviled, we bless: being persecuted, we suffer it being defamed, we entreat.
Thou shalt not avenge or bear any grudge against the children of thy people.
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
DUTIES TO GOD.
BELIEVE in the Lord your God. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Having the Spirit of faith we believe.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts.
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Be fervent in spirit; serving the Lord. God is a spirit and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.
By the fear of the Lord men depart from evil. Fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity. and in truth. Serve him in truth with all your heart for consider how great things he hath done for you. Serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. If God be for us, who can be against us? I will that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: to shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night.
Bless ye the Lord. Sing praises to the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord.
Be ye thankful. In every thing give thanks. Let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. Be thankful unto him.
Forget not all his benefits.
Happy is that people whose God is the Lord. My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
Thou shalt remember the Lord thy God. Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; while the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars be not darkened, nor the clouds return after rain in the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, and the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low; also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Shall the clay say to him that fashioned it, what makest thou?
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress my God; in him will I trust. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. Because thou hast made the Lord which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befal thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
Submit yourselves to God. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: in all thy ways acknowledge him. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord.
The will of the Lord be done.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him. None of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord and whether we die, we die unto the Lord whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.
Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.
DUTIES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES.
REJOICE with the wife of thy youth, and be thou ravished always with her love.
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. A prudent wife is from the Lord.
Art thou bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it: that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity.
Let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Teach the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home.
Ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands.
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.