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24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. "
25 Agree with
thine adversary quic
kly, whiles thou art in the way with him: left at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge,
- and the judge deli
wer thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 26 Verily, I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence, till theu haft paid the uttermost farthing.
2; If therefore, when you are about to pay any aćt of worship to God, you remember that there is any Offence or Difference between you and and another ; which may thus provoke God's Anger against you : 24 Go immediately, and be first reconciled to your Adversary, and then come and worship God.
25. Above all things, be sure to put a timely end to all Contentions that may arise ; before things come to extremity, and it prove
Judgment overtake you, the Time will be past, and there will remain nothing but endless Punishment. 27. Again, the Law saith, Thou shalt not commit Adultery. 28. But I say unto you, Whosoever looketh on a Wo. man with anchaffe Desires and sutentions, is guilty of Adultery in his own Mind and in the Judgment of God, though he has not opportu
27 of Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thon shalt not commit adultery.
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to luft after her,hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. ; :
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should pe. rish, and not that thy whole body should be caft into hell. -3o And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one ef thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into
31 s Again, The Law permitted a Man in several cases to give his Wife a Bill of Divorcement, and to put her away.
32. But I say unto you, This was not according to the Original Design of God, but only permitted to the Jews because of the hardness of their Hearts, and to prevent greater Evils. From henceforth therefore whosoever shall put away his Wife, and marry another, excepting only for the cause of Adultery, shall be accounted guilty of causing both her that is put away, and him that shall afterwards marry her, to commit Adultery.
33. "I Again, The Law required that Men should not forfirear themselves, but religiously perform whatever they had obliged themselves to by Oath. . 34. But I say unto you, * Swear not at all in common
Conversation. Invoke not the Name of God upon light Occasions ; but let your Conversation be always so sincere and true, that your Affirmation may be received as an Oath. And do not think that mincing an Oath, or swearing by any other thing, will excuse you from the guilt of this Sin. For swearing by any of the Creatures, is in effect swearing by him that made them. Swear not therefore by Heaven; for this is swearing by the Throne of God, and consequently by God himself. 35. Neither may you fwear by the Earth 3 for this is swearing by the Footstool of God, and consequently by God himself. Neither may you swear by jerusalem; for this is swearing by the City and Temple
neither by heaven, for it is Gods throne;
35 Nor by the earth, for it is his footstool : neither by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great
36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black,
ture of God, and you have
phatically ; Apes ović”H & Teiparlor.