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Question What is required in the tenth commandment?
Answer The tenth commandment requireth full contentment with our own condition, 1 with a right and charitable frame of spirit toward our neighbour, and all that is his. 2
[1] Hebrews 13:5; 1 Timothy 6:6
[2] Job 31:29; Romans 7:15; 1 Timothy 1:5; 1 Corinthians 8:4,7

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Have wicked men a civil property in their goods?

Was it not thine own?
Acts 5:4

Should they therefore be suffered quietly to enjoy them?

David’s heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul’s skirt,
1 Samuel 24:5

Is the good man’s condition settled by God?

He performeth the thing that is appointed for me,
Job 23:14

And is it that which is best for him?

For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight,
Ecclesiastes 2:26

And infinitely better than he deserves?

For it is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed,
Lamentations 3:22

Should he therefore be contented in it?

I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content,
Philippians 4:11

And is contentment a powerful antidote against covetousness?

Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have,
Hebrews 13:5

Should we not seek great things for ourselves?

Seekest thou great things for thyself, seek them not,
Jeremiah 45:5

Nor grieve at the more prosperous circumstances of others?

Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way,
Psalm 37:7

But rather rejoice in their prosperity and endeavour to promote it?

Thus Mordecai sought the wealth of his people, and spoke peace to all his seed,
Esther 10:3

In order to obtain this happy temper of mind, should we resign up our wills to the will of God?

He shall choose our inheritance for us,
Psalm 47:4

And be much in contemplating the vanity of the creature?

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?
Proverbs 23:5

And make a due estimate of the blessings which we possess?

For better is the sight of the eye than the wandering of the desire,
Ecclesiastes 6:9

And frequently transfer our thoughts to the other world?

We look not at the things that are seen, which are temporal, but at the things which are not seen, which are eternal,
2 Corinthians 4:18

And if after all we find some risings of discontent should we check them in their first appearances?

O my soul, why art thou disquieted within me?
Psalm 42:5

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Question What are the duties required in the tenth commandment?
Answer The duties required in the tenth commandment are, such a full contentment with our own condition, 1 and such a charitable frame of the whole soul toward our neighbor, as that all our inward motions and affections touching him, tend unto, and further all that good which is his. 2
[1] Hebrews 13:5; 1 Timothy 6:6
[2] Job 31:29; Romans 12:15; Psalm 122:7–9; Esther 10:3; 1 Corinthians 13:4–7