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Rewards to Sabbath-keepers - Punishment of Sabbath-breakers.

and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched-out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath-day.

Jer. 17: 21 Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath-day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; 22 Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath-day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath-day, as I commanded your fathers. [27.]

Mat. 24: 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath-day.

Lk. 23:56 They returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath-day, according to the commandment.

642. Rewards to sabbath-keepers.

Is. 56: 2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. 6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; 7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.-58: 13 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, honorable; and shalt honor him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 14 Then 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.

Jer. 17: 24 It shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath-day, but hallow the sabbathday, to do no work therein; 25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever.

643. Punishment of sabbath-breakers.

Ex. 35: 2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh

The First Day of the Week.

day there shall be to you a holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.

Num. 15: 32 While the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath-day. 35 And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.

Jer. 17:27 If ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath-day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath-day; then will Ĩ kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.


Ezk. 20: 15 I lifted up my hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands; 16 Because they despised my judgments, and walked not in my statutes, but polluted my sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols. 20 And hallow my sabbaths and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God. 21 Notwithstanding, the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them: they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.

Ezk. 22: 26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. 31 Therefore, have I poured out mine indignation upon them.

644. The first day of the week distinguished and observed after the resurrection of Christ.

Mk. 16:9 When Jesus was risen early, the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. [Ps. 118: 24.]

Jn. 20: 19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. [Mk. 16: 9. Mat. 28: 1, 8, 9.]

Ac. 20: 7 Upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them,

Differ from others.

(ready to depart on the morrow) and continued his speech until midnight.

1 Cor. 16: 2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

Rev. 1: 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet.


645. Saints radically differ from sinners.

Gen. 7:1 The LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark: for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

Job 2: 3 The LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

Ps. 1: 2 His delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Jer. 15: 19 Thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth.

Ezk. 44: 23 They shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Jn. 15: 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

Ac. 8: 21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

Tit. 2: 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

1 Pet. 2: 9 Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

1 Jn. 5: 19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. [See 591.]

Opposite Appellations of Saints and Sinners.


646. The godly and ungodly.

Ps. 1: 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.-4: 3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself.

647. The just and the unjust.

Pr. 29: 27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just; and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

Mat. 5: 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

648. The righteous and wicked.

Ps. 37: 16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.

Mal. 3: 18 Then shall ye return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

649. Friends of God and enemies of God.

Is. 1: 24 Saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease. me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies.

Jam. 2: 23 The scripture was fulfilled, which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. [See 690.]

650. Lovers of God-haters of God.

Ex. 20: 6 Shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Rom. 1: 30 Backbiters, haters of God.

651. Believers and unbelievers.

Ac. 5: 14 Believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.

2 Cor. 6: 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbe

Opposite Appellations of Saints and Sinners.

lievers for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

652. Sheep, and wolves or serpents.

Mat. 23: 33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

Jn. 10: 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

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Ac. 20: 29 I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

653. Children of God, and children of the devil.

Mat. 13: 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one.

1 Jn. 3: 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

[See 690.]

654. Children of obedience and children of disobedience.

Ep. 2:1 You hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.

1 Pet. 1: 14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance.

655. Children of light, and children of darkness.

Is. 42: 18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. Lk. 16: 8 The lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

1 Th. 5: 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

656. Children of the kingdom and children of wrath.

Mat. 13: 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one.

Ep. 2: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even others.

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