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2. and knit
trimony to such an ex
and brought her unto the man, and Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Gen. ii. 21, 22, 23. The man is not of the woman ; but the woman of the man. 1 Cor. xi.8. Adam was first formed, then Eve. 1 Tim. ii. 13.
2. He answered and said unto them, Have ye ting them to not read, that he which made them at the beginning teach that it made them male and female, and said, For this cause be lawful to shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave pat asunder to his wife : and they twain shall be one flesh ? thou hy va- Wherefore they are no more twain but one flesh. trimony hadst What therefore God hath joined together, let not
man put asunder. Matt. xix. 4, 5, 6. Unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let
not the wife depart from her husband. 1 Cor. vii. 10. 3. O God,
3. As a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall who hast con- thy sons marry thee : and as the bridegroom restate of Ma. joiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over
thee. Isa. lxii. 5. And I John saw the holy city, cellent mes new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heait is signified ven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. and repre
Rev. xxi. 2. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give sented the spiritual mar honour to him ; for the marriage of the Lamb is unity betwixt come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And Christ and his to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine mercifully
linen, clean and white : for the fine linen is the
righteousness of saints. Rev. xix. 7, 8. The King that both this shall greatly desire thy beauty, for he is thy Lord ; his Witay love and worship thou him. Psal. xlv. 11. The huscording to thy band is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the
Head of the Church : and he is the Saviour of the
body. Therefore as the Church is subject unto Church, who Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands for themself in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even and cherish as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself
for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing ; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He
upon these thy servants,
Word, (as Christ did love his
ing it even as his own besh,)
4. and also that this wo
obedient to her husband; and in all
that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh ; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the Church : for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery : but I speak concerning Christ and the Church. Eph. v. 23 to 32. Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life. 1 Pet. iii. 7.
4. Teach the young women to be sober, to love
their hushands, to love their children, to be disman may be loving and
creet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to amiable, faithful and their own husbands. T'itus ii. 4, 5. A prudent wife
is from the Lord. Prov. xix. 14. Let the woman
learn in silence with all subjection. 1 Tim. ii. 11. quietness, 50briety, and Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own
husbands. 1 Pet. iii. 1. Be of one mind, live in holy and god- peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with O Lord, niess you. 2 Cor. xiii. 11. Being heirs together of the them both,
grace of life. 1 Pet. iii. 7. Behold, how good and
how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in inherit thy unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the everlasting kingdom; head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's through Je- beard : that went down to the skirts of his gar
ments; as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion : for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. Psal. cxxxiii.
CCIX. Supplications and Prayers. No. 5. 1. Almigh- 1. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of ty God, who at the begin- the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath ning did
of life ; and man became a living soul. And the first parents, Lord God said, It is not good that the man should Eve, and dia be alone ; I will make him an help meet for him. sanctify and And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon
Adam, and he slept : and he took one of his ribs, marriage;
and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the
peace, be a follower of
and grant them to
sus Christ our Lord. Amen.
join them together in
riches of his
rib, which the Lord God had taken froin man, inade he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh ; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Gen. ii. 7. 18. 21, 22, 23. And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Gen. iii. 20.
2. The exceeding riches of his grace in his kindupon you the
ness toward us through Christ Jesus. Eph. ii. 7. grace, sancti. The very God of peace sanctify you wholly ; and fy and you; that ye I pray
whole spirit and soul and body hans poetasin be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord body and Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who soul, and live together also will do it. 1 Thess. v. 23, 24. Ye are bought in holy love with a price, therefore glorify God in your body,
and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Cor. vi. 20. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. John xv. 9, 10. 12. He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great. The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children. Psal. cxv. 13, 14.
unto your lives' end. Amen.
CCX. The Exhortation to the newly married,
taken out of holy Scriptures. 1. All ye that are married, or that intend to take the holy estate of Matrimony upon you, hear what the holy Scripture doth say as touching the duty of husbands towards their wives, and wives towards their husbands.
2. Saint Paul, in his Epistle to the Ephesians, the fifth Chapter, doth give this commandment to all married men, Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water, by the Word: that he might present it to himself, a glorious Church, not haring spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing, but that it should be holy, and without blenish. So ought men to love their wives as their oson bodies : he that loveth his wife, loveth kimself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the Church: for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife ; and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery; but I speak concerning Christ and the Church. Nevertheless, let every one of you in particular so love his wife, even as himself. Eph. v. 25 to 33.
3. Likewise, the same Saint Paul, writing to the Colossians, speaketh thus to all men that are married : Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Col. iii. 19.
4. Hear also what Saint Peter, the Apostle of Christ, who was himself a married man, saith unto them that are married ; Ye husbands, dwell with your wives according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered. 1 Pet. iij. 7. 5. Hitherto ye have heard the duty of the husband toward the wife. Now like
wise, ye wives, hear and learn your duties toward your husbands, even as it is plainly set forth in holy Scripture.
6. Saint Paul, in the aforenamed Epistle to the Ephesians, teacheth you thus ; Wives, submit yourselves unto your oun kusbands, as unto the Lord. For the kusband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church : and he is the Sacisar of the body. Therefore as the Church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. And again he saith, Let the wife see that she rererence ka husband. Eph. y. 22, 23, 24. And in his Epistle to the Colossians, Saint Paul giveth you this short lesson; Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is it is the Lord. Col. ii. 18.
7. Saint Peter also doth instruct you very well, thus saying, Ye wires, be in suljeetion to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may trithout the word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conresation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hiddes man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a neck and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection un to their own husbands; even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord ; those da nga. ters ye are as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. I Pel. iii. 1. 3 to 6.
THE ORDER FOR
THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.
1. Peace be
whom thiou hast redeem
CCXI. The Salutation and Responsals.
1. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, and to all that Peace be to this house. Luke x. 5. dwell in it.
2, 3. I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, ber not, Lord, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children our iniquitits, unto the third and fourth generation of them that quities of our hate me. Exod. xx. 5. We have sinned with our spare us, good fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done Lord, spate wickedly. Psal. cvi. 6. We acknowledge, O Lord, thy ,
our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for ed with thy
we have sinned against thee: do not abhor us, for most precious thy name's sake. Jer. xiv. 20, 21. O remember blood, and be not against us former iniquities : [marginal readwith us for ing, remember not the iniquities of them that were
3. Spare before us.] Psal. lxxix. 8. Be not wroth very sore, as, good
O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever. Isa. lxiv. 9. Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions. Psal. xxv. 7. Hide thy face rom my sins, and blo out all mine iniquities. Psal. li. 9. I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Heb. viii. 12. Ye know that
ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as
Let us pray.
Our Father, &c.
4, 5. Preserve my soul ; for I am holy : 0 thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
Psal. lxxxvi. 2. €, 7. Send him help from thy holy place; and evermore mightily defend him.
6, 7. The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble, the name of the God of Jacob defend thee. Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion. Psal. xx. 1, 2. Help us, O God of
our salvation, and deliver us. Psal. lxxix. 9. 8, 9. Let the enemy have no advantage of him; nor the wicked approach to
8, 9. My hand shall hold him fast : and my arm shall strengthen him. The enemy shall not be able to do him violence: the son of wickedness shall not
hurt him. Psal. lxxxix. 22, 23. 10, 11, Be unto him, O Lord, a strong tower, from the face of his enemy.
10, 11. Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. Psal. Ixi. 3. The name of the Lord is a strong tower : the righteous
runneth into it, and is safe. Prov. xviii. 10. 12, 13. O Lord, hear our prayers; and let our cry come unto thee.