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Matthew Henry’s Westminster Shorter Catechism Commentary on Question 63

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Do the six last commandments concern our duty to our neighbour Yes: for this is his commandment, That we love one another,
1 John 3:23
. And must we mind that as well as our duty to God? Yes: providing for honest things, not only. in the sight of the Lord, but in the sight of men,
2 Cor. 8:21
. And are we concerned to be very careful in second-table duties? Yes: that the name of God, and his doctrine, be not blasphemed,
1 Tim. 6:1
. Will our devotions be acceptable without this? No: When ye make many prayers I will not hear, for your hands are full of blood,
Isa. 1:15
Is religion toward God a branch of universal righteousness? Yes: Render to God the things that are God’s,
Matt. 22:21
. And his righteousness toward men a branch of true religion? Yes for pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction,
James 1:27
. Does the law of God require both? Yes: To do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God,
Mic. 6:8
. And does the grace of the gospel teach both? Yes: To live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world,
Titus 2:12
. Must every godly man then be an honest man? Yes: for we must live in all godliness and honesty,
1 Tim. 2:2
. And must he be a charitable man? Yes: He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous,
Ps. 112:4
. And will the trial be by this at the great day? Yes: for I was hungry, and ye gave me meat,
Matt. 25:35
Does the fifth commandment concern our duty to our relations? Yes: For all ye are brethren,
Matt. 23:8
. And must we be careful to do this duty? Yes: that they who will not be won by the word, may be won by the conversation,
1 Pet. 3:1
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