Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
One of the Scribes, that had heard their dispute, observing the propriety of his answers, propos'd this question to him, which is the principal commandment of all?
Don't think that I am come to abolish the law or the prophets: I am not come to abolish, but to complete them.
and he said to him, why do you stile me good? there is but one that is good, that is God. but if you would enter into life, keep the commandments.
to whom he answered, how does the law run in that case? what do you find?
you know the commandments, "do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, honour thy father and mother."
for by the observation of the law no one shall be justified in his sight, since it is the law that takes cognizance of sin.
But tell me, you that are so willing to be under the law, why don't you consider the law?
loves others hath fulfilled the law. for this, "thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, thou shalt not covet;" and whatever social precept there be, it is reduced to this single head,
for all the law is comprehended in this one precept, "thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."
he that said, "do not commit adultery," said too, "do not kill." though you should not commit adultery, yet if you kill, you are a transgressor of the law.
1 Corinthians 6:7
beside, you are absolutely in the wrong in going to law with one another at all: why don't you rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer loss?
1 Thessalonians 4:6
that no man should be exorbitant, and behave contumeliously to his brother: because the Lord is the avenger of all such crimes, as we have formerly remonstrated to you.
1 Corinthians 6:8
nay, in this case, you act injuriously, and do damage even to your brethren.