Of domesticall duties eight treatises. I. An exposition of that part of Scripture out of which domesticall duties are raised. ... VIII. Duties of masters. By William Gouge.
Gouge, William, 1578-1653.

Obiect. The second commandement hath a promise an∣nexed * to it.

Answ. 1. That which is annexed to the second Comman∣dement, is not expresly a promise, but rather a declaration of Gods Iustice, in taking vengeance of transgressors, and of his mercie in rewarding obseruers of the Law: yet I denie not but that a promise by consequence is implied: but here it is ex∣pressed.

2. The promise there implied is only a generall promise made to obseruers of the whole Law, and therefore he vseth the plurall number, Commandements: but here is a particular promise made to them that keepe this Commandement in particular.