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James iii. 16. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
XIV. Malice forbidden to the righteous. I Cor. v. 8. Let us keep the feast, not with the old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
xiv. 20. In malice be ye children, but in understanding be ye men.
Eph. iv. 31. Let all bitterness and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.
Col. iii 8. Put off anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communications, &c. 1 Pet. ii. 1.
XV. Malice in the wicked. Rom. i. 28, 29. A reprobate mind, filled with all unrighteousness, maliciousness.
Tit. iii. 3. Foolish, living in malice and envy.
3 John iii. 9, 10. Diotrephes who loveth the pre-eminence re.. ceiveth us not, prating against us with malicious words.
XVI. Anger forbidden. Ps. Xxxvii. 8. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath, fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
Prov. xiv. 17. He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly, and a man of wicked devices is hated.
xv. 1. A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.
Ver. 18. A wrathful man stirreth up strife, but he that is slow to anger appeascth strife.
xvi. 32. He that is slow to anger, is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.
xix. 11. The discretion of a man deferreth his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. Ch. xiv. 29.
xxi. 14. A gift in secret pacifieth anger, and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
xxii. 24. Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man thou shalt not go.
xxv. 28. He that hath no rule over his own spirit, is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
xxvii. 4. Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous, but who is able to stand before envy.
xxix. 22. An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
Eccl. vii. 9. Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry, for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
Matt. v. 22. Whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment.
Eph. iv. 26. Be ye angry and sin not, let not the sun go down upe on your wrath.
Ver. 27. Neither give place to the devil.
Ver. 31. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking be put way from you, with all malice. Col. ii. 8.
· Tit. 1.7. A bishop must be blameless, not self-willed, not soon angry. See the government of the tongue, Commandment Ninth.
XVII. Instances of the anger of the righteous against sin. Gen. xxx. 1. Rachel envied her sister, and said unto Jacob, give me children or else I die.
Ver. 2. And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel.
xxxii. 19. When Moses saw the golden calf, and the Israelites dancing before it, his anger was kindled.
· Mark iii. 5. Jesus looked on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith, &c.
· XVIII. Sinful anger, instances of it. Gen. ix. 5. Simeon and Levi are brethren, instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.
Ver. 6. O my soul come not thou into their secret ; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united : for in their anger they slew a man. Ch. xxxiv. 26.
Ver. 7. Cursed be their anger for it was fierce, and their wrath for it was cruel. See Isa. xiv. 6. Amos i. 11. Ps. xi. 4.
John vii. 23. Are ye (said Christ) angry at me, because I have made a man whole on the Sabbath day. Rev. xi. 8.
XIX. Wrath. Ps. lxxvi. 10. The remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.
Prov. v. 2. Wrath slayeth the foolish man.
xii. 16. A fool's wrath is presently known, but a prudent man covereth shame.
xiv 29. He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding, but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
xix. 19. A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment.
xxi. 24. Proud and haughty scorner is his name that dealeth in proud wrath,
xxvii. 3. A stone is heavy, and the sand is weighty, but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. Ver. 4.
Rom. xii. 19, Avengenoy yourselves, but rather give place to wrath.
Ver. 31. Let all wrath be put away, &c. Col. ii. 8. - vi. 4. Fathers provoke not your children to wrath,
1 Tim. ii. 8. Pray, lifting up holy hands without wrath. James i. 19. Let every man be slow to wrath.
Ver. 20. For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
Rom. xii. 12. The devil is gone down, having great wrath, &c.
Isa. xvi. 6. We have heard of the pride of Moab and his wrath. but his lies shall not be so: Ver. 7. Therefore shall Moab howl. Jer. xlviii. 30.
CONTENTION. XX. Contention forbidden. Prov. xiii. 10. Only by pride comech contention, but with the well-advised is wisdom.
* Prov. xvii. 14. The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water, therefore leave off contention before it be meddled with.
xviii. 6. A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
Ver. 19. A brother is harder to be won, than a strong city, and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
xxii. 10. Cast out the scorner and contention shall go out, yea strife and reproach shall cease.
xxiii. 29. Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babblings? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes ?
Ver. 30. They that tarry long at the wine.
xxvi. 21. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindle strife. - xxix. 9. If a wise man contend with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. · Hab. i. 3. There are that raise up strife and contention.
Rom. ii. 8. Unto them that are contentious and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, God will render indignation and wrath.
1 Cor. i. 11. It hath been declared unto me that there are contentions among you.
Ver. 12. Every one of you saith, I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ.
xi. 16. If any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
Tit. iii. 9. Avoid contentions about the law, for they are vain.
XXI. Promises and prayers against contention, Isa. xli. 12. Thou shalt not find them that centended with thee; they that war against thee shall be as nothing.
xlix. 25. I will contend with them that contend with thee.
XXII. The righteous contend only against sin, Prov. xxvii. 4. Such as keep the law contend with the wicked.
Neh. xiii. 11. I contended with the rulers and said, why is the house of God forsaken?
Ver. 17. Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, what evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the Sabbath day.
Ver. 25. I contended with them that had married strange wives, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, &c.
1 Thess. ii. 2. We were bold to speak the gospel with much contention. Jude 3. Contend for the faith delivered to the saints.
CXX. 6. I am for peace, but ye are for war. Ver. 7.
Matt. v. 9. Blessed are the peace-makers for they shall be called the children of God. James ii. 18.
Matt. v. 25. Agree with thine adversary quickly.
Rom. xii. 18. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you live peaceably with all men.
xiv. 19. Let us follow after the things which make for peace. 1 Cor vii. 3. God hath called us to peace.
2 Cor. xii. 11. Live in peace, and the God of all peace shall be with you.
Eph. iv. 3. Keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Col. iii. 15. Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which ye are called in one body, and be ye thankful.
1 Thess. v. 13. Be at peace among yourselves.
2 Tin ji. 22. Follow after righteousness, faith, charity, peace with them that call on the Lord, out of a pure heart.
Heb. xii. 14. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
XXIV. Motives to peace among Christians. John xiv.27. Jesus said, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. Luke xxiv. 36.
Rom. X. 15. How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace ? Isa. lii. 7. Nah. i. 15. Eph. vi. 15.
xiv. 17. The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righte. pusness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Xy. 33. The God of peace be with you. 2 Cor. xiii. 11. Phil. iv. 9.
James iii. 17. The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, &c.
XXV. Peace prayed for, as a desirable gift of God. Numb. vi. 26. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
Ps. cxxii. 6. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Ver. 7, 8.
Jer. xxix. 7. Seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away cạptive, and pray unto the Lord for it.
Luke x. 5. Jesus said, into whatsoever house ye enter first, say peace be to this house,
Ver. 6. If the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it, if not, it shall turn to you again. Matt. x. 13.
Rom. i. 7. Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. I Cor. i. 3. 2 Cor. i. 2. Gal. i. 3. Eph. i. 2. &c.
xv. 13. The God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing,
Gal. vi. 16. As many as walk according to this rule, peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God..
Eph. vi. 23. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Phil. iv. 6. In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanks. giving let your requests be made known unto God.
Ver. 7. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.
2 Thess. iii. 16. Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always, by all means. The Lord be with you all.
1 Pet. i. 2. Grace to you, and peace be multipled. Ver. 3. John v. 14. Peace be with all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Rev. i. 4. Grace be unto you, and peace from him which is, and which was, and which is to come, and from the seven Spirits which are before the throne.
XXVI. Peace the gift of God, promises and instances thereof. Lev. xxvi. 36. If ye will walk in my statutes, I will give peace in your land. Isa. xlviii. 18.
2 Kings xx. 19, Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, good is the word of the Lord, which thou hast spoken. And he said, is it not good if peace . and truth be in my days?
i Chron. xxii. 9. The Lord said, I will give peace and quietness un. to Israel in Solomon's days.
Job v. 23. The beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. Ver. 24. Thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace.
Ps. xxxvii. 11. The meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in abundance of peace.
Iv. 18. He hath delivered my soul in peace from battle that was against me.
Prov. xvi. 17. When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh his enemies to be at peace with him.
Isa. xlv. 7. I form light, and I create darkness, I make peace and I create evil, I the Lord do all these things. Ch. Ivii. 19.
XXVII. Peace with God is the blessed reward of the righteous of good man.
Job xxii. 21. Acquaint now thyself with God, and be at peace. xxxvii. 17. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace.
Ps. cxix. 165. Great peace have they that love thy law.
Prov. iii. 17. Wisdom's ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
xxvi. 3. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee.
Isa. xxvii. 5. Let him take hold of my strength that he may make peace with me, and he shall make peace with me.
xxxii. 17. The work of righteousness shall be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness, and assurance for ever.
Ivii. 2. He shall enter into peace, they shall rest in their beds each one walking in his uprightness.
Rom. ii. 10. Glory, honour, and peace to every one that worketh
viii. 6. To be spiritually minded is life and peace.
2 Pet. iii. 14. Be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace without spot and blameless.
XXVIII. Peace promised to the church of God. Ps. xxix. 11. The Lord will bless his people with peace. Ps. lxxxv. 8, 10.
Jxxii. 3. The mountains shall bring peace to the people. Ver. 7. cxxv. 5. Peace shall be upon Israel. Ps. cxxviii. 6.
cxlvii. 14. He maketh peace in thy borders, (Job xxv. 2. Ile maketh peace in his high places. Sre Ps. 46.