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He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.
It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great ; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man ; for the judgment is God's : and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
A wicked man taketh the gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. The judge asketh for a reward.
How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked ? Defend the poor and fatherless : do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
The cause which I knew not I searched out. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge ?
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of the poor in his cause : neither shalt thou speak in a cause, to decline after many to wrest judgment.
He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
There shall no evil happen to the just.
The wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. Blessings are upon the head of the just. The Lord blesseth the habitation of the just. The memory of the just is blessed.
If a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, and hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the
hungry, and hath covered the naked with a gare ment, he that hath not given forth upon usury,
that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath - executed true judgment between man and man,
hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my
judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall 1 surely live saith the Lord God.
The hope of unjust men perisheth.
I charge thee that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
To have respect of persons is not good.
If there come into your assembly a man with a gold ring in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; and ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, stand thou there, or sit here
under my footstool : are ye not then partial in - yourselves ? Ye have despised the poor. If ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin.
God will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly · accept persons.
The Father, without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work. In every nation he that feareth him, and worketh rightebusness, is accepted by him.
CHAP. L. KINGDOM AND CHURCH OF OUR LORD JESUS
. CHRIST. The pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied.
It shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths : for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning. hooks : nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the Jeopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed : their young ones shall lie down together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain : for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper.
I say unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church ; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Lord's SUPPER.. The first day of the feast of unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him,
Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to beat the passover? And he said, Go into the
city to such a man, and say unto him, The master saith, my time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve. And as they did eat, he said, Verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I ? And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. The Son of man goeth, as it is written of him ; but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It had been good for that man if he had not been born. Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered, and said, Master, is it I, He said
unto him thou hast said. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink • henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ ?
When ye come together into one place, this. is not to eat the Lord's supper. For in eating i every one taketh before other his own supper : and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not ? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I de. livered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: and when he had given thanks, le brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my hody, which is broken for you: this do in remembrarice of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the New Testament in my blood : this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till'he come. Wherefore whosoever shall