(A)And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart.

And thou shalt [a]rehearse them continually unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou tarriest in thine house, and as thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up:

And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be [b]as frontlets between thine eyes.

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  1. Deuteronomy 6:7 Some read, thou shalt whet them upon thy children: to wit, that they may print them more deeply in memory.
  2. Deuteronomy 6:8 Or, signs of remembrance.

13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, and say, [a]Notwithstanding keep ye my Sabbaths: for it is a sign between me and you in your generations, that ye may know that I the Lord do sanctify you.

14 (A)Ye shall therefore keep the [b]Sabbath: for it is holy unto you: he that defileth it, shall die the death: therefore whosoever worketh therein, the same person shall be even cut off from among his people.

15 Six days shall men work, but in the seventh day is the Sabbath of the holy rest to the Lord: whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, shall die the death.

16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, that they may observe the [c]rest throughout their generations for an everlasting Covenant.

17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever: (B)for in six days the Lord made the heaven and the earth, and in the seventh day [d]he ceased and rested.

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  1. Exodus 31:13 Though I command these works to be done, yet will I not that you break my Sabbath days.
  2. Exodus 31:14 God repeateth this point because the whole keeping of the law standeth in the true use of the Sabbath, which is to cease from our works, and to obey the will of God.
  3. Exodus 31:16 Or, Sabbath.
  4. Exodus 31:17 From creating his creatures, but not from governing and preserving them.

And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and [a]set a mark upon the foreheads of them that [b]mourn, and cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.

And to the other he said, that I might hear, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let your eye spare none, neither have pity.

Destroy utterly the old, and the young, and the maids, and the children, and the women, but touch no man, upon whom is the [c]mark, and begin at my Sanctuary. Then they began at the [d]ancient men, which were before the house.

And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain, then go forth: and they went out and slew them in the city.

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  1. Ezekiel 9:4 Or, mark with [x].
  2. Ezekiel 9:4 He showeth what is the manner of God’s children, whom he marketh to salvation: to wit, to mourn and cry out against the wickedness, which they see committed against God’s glory.
  3. Ezekiel 9:6 Thus in all his plagues the Lord preserveth his small number, which he marketh, as Exod. 12:12; Rev. 7:3, but the chief mark is the Spirit of adoption, wherewith the heart is sealed up to life everlasting.
  4. Ezekiel 9:6 Which were the chief occasion of all these evils, as Ezek. 8:11.

Seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread, and the [a]seventh day shall be the feast of the Lord.

Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days, and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, nor yet leaven be seen with thee in all thy quarters.

¶ And thou shalt show thy son [b]in that day, saying, This is done, because of that which the Lord did unto me, when I came out of Egypt.

And it shall be a sign unto thee [c]upon thine hand, and for a remembrance between thine eyes, that the Law of the Lord may be in thy mouth: for by a strong hand the Lord brought thee out of Egypt.

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  1. Exodus 13:6 Both the seventh and the first day were holy, as Exod. 12:16.
  2. Exodus 13:8 When thou dost celebrate the feast of unleavened bread.
  3. Exodus 13:9 Thou shalt have continual remembrance thereof, as thou wouldest of a thing that is in thine hand, or before thine eyes.

20 ¶ My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not thy mother’s instruction.

21 Bind them always upon thine [a]heart, and tie them about thy neck.

22 It shall lead thee when thou walkest: it shall watch for thee when thou sleepest, and when thou wakest, it shall talk with thee.

23 For the [b]commandment is a lantern, and instruction a light: and [c]corrections for instruction are the way of life,

24 To keep thee from the wicked woman, and from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

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  1. Proverbs 6:21 Read Prov. 3:3.
  2. Proverbs 6:23 By the commandment, he meaneth the word of God: and by the instruction, the preaching and declaration of the same, which is committed to the Church.
  3. Proverbs 6:23 And reprehensions when the word is preached bring us to life.

1 The words of God giveth life. 5 Trust in God. 7 Fear him. 9 Honor him. 11 Suffer his correction:  21 To them that follow the word of God, all things shall succeed well.

My son, forget not thou my Law, but let thine heart (A)keep my commandments.

For they shall increase the length of thy [a]days and the years of life, and thy prosperity.

Let not [b]mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them on thy [c]neck, and write them upon the table of thine [d]heart.

So shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

¶ Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own wisdom.

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  1. Proverbs 3:2 Long life is the blessing of God which he giveth to his, so far forth as it is expedient for them.
  2. Proverbs 3:3 By mercy and truth he meaneth the commandments of the first and second table: or else the mercy and faithfulness that we ought to use toward our neighbors.
  3. Proverbs 3:3 Keep them as a most precious jewel.
  4. Proverbs 3:3 Have them ever in remembrance.

1 An exhortation to wisdom and to the word of God. 5 Which will preserve us from the harlot, 6 Whose manners are described.

My son keep my words, and hide my commandments with thee.

Keep my commandments, and thou shalt live, and mine instruction, as the [a]apple of thine eyes.

Bind them upon thy fingers, and write them upon the table of thine heart.

Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister, and call understanding thy kinswoman,

That they may keep thee from the strange woman, even from the strange that is smooth in her words.

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  1. Proverbs 7:2 By this diversity of words, he meaneth that nothing ought to be so dear unto us as the word of God, nor that we look on anything more nor mind anything so much.

31 ¶ Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a [a]new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah,

32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, the which my covenant they [b]brake, although I was [c]an husband unto them, saith the Lord.

33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel, After [d]those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts, and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

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  1. Jeremiah 31:31 Though the covenant of redemption made to the fathers, and this which was given after, seem divers, yet they are all one, and grounded on Jesus Christ, save that this is called new, because of the manifestation of Christ, and the abundant graces of the holy Ghost given to his Church under the Gospel.
  2. Jeremiah 31:32 And so were the occasion of their own divorcement through their infidelity, Isa. 50:1.
  3. Jeremiah 31:32 Or, master.
  4. Jeremiah 31:33 In the time of Christ, my law shall instead of tables of stone be written in their hearts by mine holy Spirit, Heb. 8:10.