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Question What is required in the eighth commandment?
Answer The eighth commandment requireth the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and outward estate of ourselves and others. 1
[1] Genesis 30:30; 1 Timothy 5:8; Leviticus 25:35; Deuteronomy 22:1–5; Exodus 23:4–5; Genesis 47:14, 20

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Is it lawful for us to seek our own temporal advantage?

And now when shall I provide for my own house,
Genesis 30:30

Should we do this by an application to some lawful calling?

Study to be quiet and to do your own business,
1 Thessalonians 4:11

And by diligence in that calling?

Not slothful in business,
Romans 12:11

And by frugality?

He that gathereth in the summer is a wise
Proverbs 10:5

And by a discreet conduct?

For by understanding is a house established,
Proverbs 24:3

And to all this should we join fervent prayer?

I will for this be inquired of by the house of Israel,
Ezekiel 36:37

Must we be just to all that we deal with?

Render to all their due,
Romans 13:7

Must we not over-reach the ignorant?

Let no man defraud or go beyond his brother,
1 Thessalonians 4:6

Nor oppress the indigent?

We must not buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes,
Amos 8:6

But should we rather relieve them?

If thy brother be waxen poor and fallen into decay, thou shalt relieve him,
Leviticus 25:35

And be forward so to do?

We must be ready to distribute, willing to communicate,
1 Timothy 6:18

Must we faithfully fulfil our promises?

I took an oath of them that they should do according to this promise,
Nehemiah 5:12

And be true to our trusts?

It is required in stewards that a man be found faithful,
1 Corinthians 4:2

And return what we have borrowed?

For the wicked borroweth and payeth not again,
Psalm 37:21

And discharge our just debts?

Owe no man any thing,
Romans 13:8

And make restitution where wrong has been done?

He shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten,
Leviticus 6:4

And is such honesty the best policy?

For a little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked,
Psalm 37:16

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Question What are the duties required in the eighth commandment?
Answer The duties required in the eighth commandment are, truth, faithfulness, and justice in contracts and commerce between man and man; 1 rendering to everyone his due; 2 restitution of goods unlawfully detained from the right owners thereof; 3 giving and lending freely, according to our abilities, and the necessities of others; 4 moderation of our judgments, wills, and affections concerning worldly goods; 5 a provident care and study to get, 6 keep, use, and dispose these things which are necessary and convenient for the sustentation of our nature, and suitable to our condition; 7 a lawful calling, 8 and diligence in it; 9 frugality; 10 avoiding unnecessary lawsuits 11 and suretyship, or other like engagements; 12 and an endeavor, by all just and lawful means, to procure, preserve, and further the wealth and outward estate of others, as well as our own.
[1] Psalm 15:2, 4; Zechariah 7:4, 10; 8:16–17
[2] Leviticus 6:2–5; Luke 19:8
[3] Luke 6:30, 38; 1 John 3:17; Ephesians 4:28; Galatians 6:10
[4] 1 Timothy 6:6–9
[5] 1 Timothy 5:8
[6] Proverbs 27:23–27; Ecclesiastes 3:12–13; Isaiah 38:1; Matthew 11:8
[7] 1 Corinthians 7:20; Genesis 3:19
[8] Ephesians 4:28; Proverbs 10:4
[9] John 6:12; Proverbs 21:20
[10] 1 Corinthians 6:1–9
[11] Proverbs 6:1–6
[12] Leviticus 25:35; Deuteronomy 22:1–4; Exodus 23:4–5; Philippians 2:4