and swear by his name. - Ye shall be holy, for I the Lord thy God am holy. - Thou shalt do that
which is right and good in the sight of the Lord. - Thou shalt worship no other God. - Ye shall make
ye no idols. - Ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of the Lord.
- Ye shall keep my sabbath and reverence my sanctuary. - Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart.
- Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. - Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God
hath commanded thee. - He that killeth any man shall surely be put to death. - Ye shall not afflict any
widow or fatherless child. - Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore. - There shall
be no whore. - Thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife. - Ye shall not steal; neither deal
falsely; neither lie one to another. - Thou shalt not arrest judgment, thou shalt not respect persons, neither
take a gift. - That which is altogether just shalt thou follow. - Thou shalt have a perfect and just
weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have.
- Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger nor the fatherless. - Thou shalt rejoice in every
good thing, which the Lord thy God hath given unto thee. - Thou shalt keep the commandments of
the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways and to fear him." - See Deut. v. vi. x. xvi. Exodus xxii.
xxxiv. Levit. xviii. xix. xxiv.
Here, and in numerous similar texts, which might be adduced, it is evident, that moral laws are mixed
and interspersed with those which are of another description. Every precept of the Decalogue is illustrated
and enforced. Supreme love to God, a spiritual worship, the reverence of his name, and
the sanctification of a day of rest, love to our neighbour, filial duties, preservation of life, chastity,
honesty, truth and grateful contentment - these, all these are specifically explained and repeatedly enjoined.
Can any man, not warped by prejudice or deficient in information, read these precepts, and
pronounce concerning them, that they are all ceremonial laws, and were binding upon the Jews only?
or that the Decalogue is the only moral law to be found in the books of Moses? What! were the
Jews alone obliged to love God, to be holy and obedient, to love their neighbours, to be honest and
chaste? Are not these moral precepts? Must