Q. 61. What is forbidden in the fourth
A. The fourth commandment forbiddeth the omission or careless performance of
the duties required,(1) and the profaning the day by idleness,(2) or doing
that which is in itself sinful,(3) or by unnecessary thoughts, words, or
works, about our worldly employments or recreations.(4)
Q. 62. What are the reasons annexed to
the fourth commandment?
A. The reasons annexed to the fourth commandment are, God's allowing us six
days of the week for our own employments,(1) his challenging a special
propriety in the seventh, his own example, and his blessing the sabbath-day.(2)
(1) Exod. 20:9.
(2) Exod. 20:11.
Q. 63. Which is the fifth commandment?
Ans. 63. The fifth commandment is, Honour thy father and thy mother; that
thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.(1)
(1) Exod. .
Q. 64. What is required in the fifth
A. The fifth commandment requireth the preserving the honour, and performing
the duties, belonging to every one in their several places and relations, as
superiors,(1) inferiors,(2) or equals.(3)
(1) Eph. 5:21.
(2) I Pet. 2:17.
(3) Rom. .
Q. 65. What is the forbidden in the
Ans. 65. The fifth commandment forbiddeth the neglecting of, or doing anything
against, the honour and duty which belongeth to every one in their several
places and relations.(1)
(1) Matt. 15:4-6; Ezek. 34:2-4; Rom.
Q. 66. What is the reason annexed to
the fifth commandment?
A. The reason annexed to the fifth commandment, is a promise of long life and
prosperity (as far as it shall serve for God's glory and their own good) to
all such as keep this commandment.(1)
(1) Deut. ; Eph.
Q. 67. Which is the sixth commandment?
Ans. 67. The sixth commandment is, Thou shalt not kill.(1)
(1) Exod. .
Q. 68. What is required in the sixth
A. The sixth commandment requireth all lawful endeavours to preserve our own
life,(1) and the life of others.(2)
(1) Eph. -29.
(2) I Kings 18:4.
Q. 69. What is forbidden in the sixth
A. The sixth commandment forbiddeth the taking away of our own life, or the
life of our neighbour unjustly, or whatsoever tendeth thereunto.(1)
(1) Acts ; Gen. 9:6.
Q. 70. Which is the seventh
A. The seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery.(1)