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of our Defire and Affurance to be heard, we say, Amen.

fore, our God, we thank thee, and ftandeth not what thou fayft? Rev. praise thy glorious name, 22. 20. He which teftifieth thefe

I Cor. 14. 16. Elfe when thou things, faith, Surely I come quickfhalt blefs with the spirit, how fhall ly. Amen. Even fo come Lord he that occupieth the room of the Jefus. v. 21. The grace of our unlearned, fay Amen at thy gi- Lord Jefus Chrift be with you all. ving of thanks, fecing he under- Amen.


DD spake all these words, laying, I am the Load thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage,

1. Thou shalt have no other gods befaze me,

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II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, of any likeness of any thing, that is in heaven above, o2 that is in the earth be neath, o2 that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thy self to them, noz ferve them : foz I the Lozd thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the childzen unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me: and thewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

III. Thou

111. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain : fog the Lozd will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

IV. Remember the fabbath-day, to keep it holy. Six days thalt thou labour, and doĵal thy work. But the feventh day is the fabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not dó any work, thou, noz thy fon, noz thy daughter, thy man-lervant, no2 thy maio-fervant, noi thy cattle, no thy ftranger that is within thy gates. For in fir days the Lozd made heaven and earth, the fea, and all that in them is, and refled the leventh day : wherefoze the Lord blefled the labbath-day, and hallowed it.

V. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

VI. Thou shalt not kill.

VII. Chou thalt not commit adultery,
VIII. Thou shalt not fleal.

IX. Thou shalt not bear falle witnels against thy neighbour.

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, noz his man-fervant, no2 his maid-lervant, no his or, noz his áls, no any thing that is thy neighbours.


The LORD's PRAYER. Matthew 6. UR Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debters. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is usef the kingdom, and the power, and the glowy, for ever. Amen.



The CRE E D.

* i. e. Con

Believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth: And in Jefus Chrift his only Son our Lord, which was conceived by the Holy Ghoft, born of the Virgin Mary, fuffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried, he defcended into bell, the third day he rofe again from the dead, he afcended into heaven, and fitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead: I believe in the Holy Ghoft the holy Catholick Church, the Communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of fins, the refurrection of the body, and the Life everlafting. Amen,

tinued in the ftate of the dead, and unof death till the third day.

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So much of every queftion both in the Larger and Shorter Catechifm, is repeated in the Answer, as maketh every Anfwer an intire Propofition, or Sentence in it felf: To the end the learner may further improve it upon all occafions, for his increafe in knowledge and piety, even out of the courfe of catechifing, as well as in it.


And albeit the substance of the doctrine comprifed in that abridgment commonly called, The Apoftles Creed, be fully fet forth in each of the Catechifms, fo as there is no neceffity of inferting the Creed it felf, yet it is here annexed, not as though it were compofed by the Apoftles, or ought to be efteemed canonical Scripture, as the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, (much less a prayer, as ignorant people have been apt to make both it and the Decalogue) but because it is a brief fum of the Chriftian Faith, agreeable to the word of God, and anciently received in the Churches of Chrift,







Approved by Act of the

General Affembly

Anno 1647


Printed by James Watson, One of the Printers to the King's Moft Excellent Majefty. 1718.

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