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Art 'thon able. to make known inlt^
me the dream ? &c. Danierannwered^
&&1 T^iere ii a Odd in lieavto that
revebleth secrets, ^tc bnti a& for me /
this secret is not repealed lo.me for
any wiadomthat I haye more, than an/
living, &c— Dan. ii. ,2&r^2B. 3Q.

Is not this great Babylon that I
haye buiU.byil]^ m^lit of the (powter,
and ifor the .honour of my mi^jesty K
While! the wOid wits i»..the kkig'n
mouth, there fell a Voice 'from/kjeayen;
saying, kc» The kingdom! is departed
friHn,theei' &c. He wm ikbe» iwM



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Butaettbnl>wAlli<ia pride, he kable
to lte8«imBaa»t>7«r 39*^ 3d. 37.

Wken his httorl WW lifted «f^ mmI
hu ^amA^ hpPitnmiV in pide (or to
4M iNMNuUy) hci:;w«» deposed frem
his kingly thionfi> and^Us gkary taken
$p9m Uoi* &ek>«iid'thoii.his son, O
Bel8haaaar> hasi not humbled thine
heeitj itkibim||)i thou kne«i«st all l^is,
bnt hast lifted up ^thyself agaiast the
JUwd of heaven, &a-«^Dan. t. 20 — 23.
. Tlketf heart was exalted^ therefofe
haveiheyfoig(^ten »e.*-iHoflea xiii. 6.
1 Uehethsl^cdthee, O man, what
is good: and what deith the - Loid
require of thee, but to do. Justly, *aad
to love Hieroy^ and walk hatnbly M^th
thy God ?— Micah vi. S.
u ^hqld his soul which is lifted vp,
is not upright in him. — Hab. ii^ 4.
v.MoabsludlbeasSodam, &C. This
shall they hare for their pride, because
tfa^.have reproached and magsiiied
thttntelves againrt the people of the
liOffd of hosts. — Zeph. iL 9, 1 0. Jer.
xbriii. 26,27. i29. ^

i Behold, thy Idog comelh unto thee^
lie is jnst> 8cc londy.— Zech. ix. 9.
« The day«9metk that sludl bum as
an oveD> and all* the proud, &o. shall
be slHbhk.i^eMaLiT. 1.
: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven^-i-

. ^-ItieucenlBzion amwersdy and 8aid>
Lord, I am not worthy that thou
shoaldesl;' oome under ay. roof.—
JUatUmLS. XodceviL^Z
; . Thon Gapenmunv wUch avt em
sited unto heavta^ahall. beuhrt^ughit
dmmtohelL fov^ifAeBkighty works,
4fc, Learn irf me^ for I am nie^ and
Jowlvin hearty aiid he shall find rest.
— ^faU. xi. 23. 29. . '
I VVbosoever therefcure shall humble
hiaself as this HttlechiM^ tha.same
is jveatest in the kingdom of heaven.
-t^tMatt. jcviii. 4. Lnke ix. 46^-48.

.t.MWhea^theiten heard it, theystfeie
.Horei with iiidigBftium.agaaMtiiths



tfMflMRireffi; But ilestfi^csA^d^tn
mitohkr, and #aid. Ye know'thi^the
princes of the GeAtiles Exercise d*-
laftniott over tiiero, aiid they that aje
great exercise authority upon them :
but i% shall not be so amnngst yoi^:
but whosoever will be great among
you, let him be your minister, Sec.
even as the Son of man came not tb
be ministered unto, but to minister.^—
Matt. XX. 24—28. xxHL 11, 12.
Luke xxii. 24, &c.

* One is your Master, even Christ,
and ail ye are brethren, &c. Whoso-
ever snail exalt himself, shall be
abased: and be that shall humble
himself shall be exalted. — ^Matt. xxiii.
8. 12.

When Christ had said, One of you
shall betray me, eadi disciple said.
Is it I? I8itl?&c. Peter, notwith-
standing hii confidence, denied Christ
three times, being left to himself.-^
Matt. xxvi. 21, 22. 69, &c.— Lid^
xxii. 32— ^. 65— 61.

Peter, fell down at Jesus* knees^
Mid said. Depart firom me, for I am
a sinful man, O Lord.— Luke v. 8.

- R<joice not that the spirits vct^
made subject to you, but rather tq*-
joice that your names are written in
heaven.-"— Luke x. 20.

When thou art bidden of any man
to a wedding, sit not down in the
highest room, lest a more honouraM^
Aan than thou be bidden*— >L«tlee
wv. 8.

. When ye have done all, te. say;
We are unprofitid>le servants.^-^Lhk^
SfnL 10*

He spake this, parable unfoeertiiA
jrhich trusted in l^emseYves that tUey
mwiee vighteous, and desj^d otheri^,
har. The pub^can standing afer off,^
would not lift up so much as his eyes^
to bea^n, but smote upon his brea^
saying, God be memful to-W a
sinner. — ^Luke xviii. 9. 13, &c. JoUt'
ix.34,36. • •

- Beware of the Scribes, whidi ^te^
sire to walk in long robes, and ^te"
greetings, &c. and the hi^st seail-
.in the synagogues. *— Luke xx« 46* -

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This my joy therefore is fnlMled:
he must increase^ but I must de-
crease. — ^John iiu 29, 30.
• Jesus washed the disciples* feet^
&o. If I then your Lord and Master
have washed your feet> ye also ought
to wash one another*s feet) for I
liave given y^u an example.*-John
xlii. 4, 5. 14, 15.

Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye
at this } or why look you so earnestly
on usy as though by our own power
or holiness we had made this man to
walk? &c. Through fedth in his
name, hath made this man strong. —
Actsiii. 12,13.16. iv. 9. 11.

Cornelius met Peter, fell down at
his feet, and worshipped him; but
Peter took him up, saying. Stand up,
I myself also am a man. — ^Acts x-
25,26.

Herod's pride, in not giving God
the glory was his ruin, so that he
was smote by the angel of God,
and eaten of worms. — Acts xii.
21—23.

When the priest of Jupiter and the
people would have done sacrifice to
Ptol and Barnabas, diey said. We
are men of like passions with you,
and preach nntp you, that yon should
turn from these vanities, &€.— Acts
xiv. 13 — 15.

Apollos, an eloquent man, and
mighty in the scriptures, yet submits
to be taught the way of God more
perfectly by Aquila and Priscilla,
teirt; makers. — ^Acts xviii. 2. 24 — ^26.

I have been with you at all seasons -,
serving the Lord with all humility of
juind. — Acts xx. 18, 19.

The apostle bliunes the Jews Hsr
boasting of the law, and of their
knowle^ and ability to instmet
othees, &c.— Rom. ii. 17—21.

For I know that in me (that is, in
my flesh) dwelleth no good thing. —
Rom. viL 18.

They, going about to establish
their own righteousness have not sub*
mitted to the righteoosness of God,
&c. — Rom. X. 3.

B^st not against the brandies:



but if tkoa boast, thoa bearast n«t
the root, but the root thee. Thou
wilt say. The branches were broken
off, that I might be grafted in. Wellf
because of unbelief they were broken
off, and thou standest by faitii. Be
sot high-minded, but fear, &c.— Rom.
xi. 18—21. 25.

For I say, &c. to every man among
vou, not to think of himself mo»
highly than he oi^ht ta think; but
to think soberly according as God
hath dealt to every man the measure
of faith, &c. Mind not high things^
but condescend to men of low estate
(or be content with mean things);
be not wise in your own conceits.-*^
Rom. xii. 3. 16.

God hath chosen the foolish thing*
of the world to confound the wise^
&C. that no flesh should glory in hia
presence.—-! Cor. i. 27 — "29.

If any man among you seemeth to
be wise in this world, let him become
a fool that he may be wise 5 for the
wisdom of this world is foolishness
with God, &c. therefore let no man
glory ia men. — 1 Cor. ill. 18, 19. 21.

That ve mi^t learn in us not to
think of men above that which is
written, that no one of you be puffed
up one against another ) for who
maketh thee to differ (or distingnish-
eth thee)? and what hast thou which
thou didst not receive ? Now if thou
didst receive it, why dost thou glory
as if thou hadst not received it } &ۥ
The kingdom of God is not in word,
but in power. — I Cor. iv. 6, 7. 20.

If any man think that he knoweth
any thing, he knoweth nothing as he
ought to know.-^l Cor. viii. 2.

Wherefore let him that thinketh
he standeth, tal^ heed lest he falL —
1 Cor. X. 12. Matt. xxvi. 33. 35. 70.
72.74. John xiii. 37,38.

To one is riven by the Spirit the
word of wisdom, &c. but all these
worketh that one and the self-tame
Spirit^ dividing to every manseverally
as he will, &c. The eye cannot say
unto the hand, I have no need of thee.
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1 bare no need of jxm, kc — 1 Oor.
xU. 8— 11.20,21.

Charity TttDBtetii not itaelf (or it
not rash), is not pofied np.'-^l Cor.
xiii. 4.

I am the kastof the apottks, tiiat
am not meet to be called an apoetle,
&c. Bnt by the grace of God I am
what 1 am, 8u^ not I, bnt the grace
of God which waa with me. — 1 Coiv
XT. 9, 10. lTim.i.l2, W. 15.

Not that we are 8«t£^ient of onr«
aehres to tiiink any thing, as of onr>-
ieWes : bnt onrei^Sciency is of God.
"^ Cor, iii. 5^ 6.

. We have tfals treaanre iik earthen
vesaeH that. the excellency of the
power my be of Qod, and not of us.
•— ^€or.iv.7.

8ome Idiaet commend themselves >
bnt they measuring themselves by
themselves, &c. are not wise | but we
wfll not boast of things withmit oor
measure, &c But he that glorieth^
let him glory in the Lord : for not he
tiiat commendeth himself is approved,
bat whom the L<Hrd commendeth. —
2Cor.x. 12, 13. 17, 18.

And lest 1 shoukl be exalted above
measure through the abundance of the
revelations, there was ^ven to me a
tikom in ^ flesh, 8cc. though I'am
nothing.— *2 Cor. xii. 7. 1 L

God accepteth no man's person, 8ce.
I'Kve, yet not I, bnt Christ liveth in
me. — Gal. ii. 6. 20. Eph. viJ 9.

After that ye have niown God, or
rainier, are known of God.-'-GaLiv.9.

Let us not be desirous of vain glory>
provoking one another, &c.— Gal,

t. 2e.

For if a man think himself to be
something, whoi he is nothing, he
dcceiveth himself. — Gal. vi. 3.

Unto me who am less than the least
of all saints, is this grace given. —
Eph. iii. 8.

Widk worthy of the vocation where-
with ye are cwed, with all lowliness
and meekness, &c. unto every one of
ne is given grace according to the
measure of the gift of Christ.-<-Eph.
'w. 1, 2. 7.



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Submitting yourselves one to ano-*
ther in the fear of God. — ^Eph. v. 21.

Let nothing be done throi^h strife
or vain glory, but in lowimess d
mind ; let each esteem o^er bettei
than themselves: look not every man
on his own things, &c. Let this mdnd
be in yon, which also was in Chri8t>
&c. He humbled himself, ^cc Work
out your own salvation witli fear and
trembling.— Phil. ii. 3—5. 8* 12.

Not as though I were already jpw-
fect, but I press forward, &c»— rPhil.
iii. 12—14.

I know both how to be abased, and
I know how to abound : every whera^
and in all things, 1 am instructed, 8uk
—Phil. ir. 12.

Charge them that are ridi that they
be not high -minded,&c.-l Tim. vi. 17.

Put on therefore, as the elect of
God, holy and beloved, &c. humble-
ness of mind, meekness, &o.-*CoL
iii. 12. •'(

If any man teach otherwise,^ &e.
he is proud, knolrii^^ nothing, doting^
&c.— 1 Tim. vi. 3, 4.

Let us therefore fear, lest a pro^
mise being left of entering into his
rest, any of you should seem to come
short of it. — Heb. iv. 1.

The rich, in that be is made low|
because, as the lower of the grass, he
shall pass away.— James L 10,11.
l8a.xL6— 8. lPet.L24.

Have not the fedth of our Lord Je-
sus with respect of peieons. For if
there come unto your assembly a man
with a gold ring, in goodly apparel $
aaid there eome in also a poor man,
in vile raiment ; and ye have respect
to him that weareth the gay closing,
and say unto him. Sit thnn here, in a
good place (or well, or seemly) ; and
say unto the x>oor. Stand thou there,
or sit here under my footstool ', are
you not then purtial in yourselves }
&c. Hath not God chosen the poor of
this world, rich in foHh? &c. Ye
have despised the poOr.-Jamcs H. l«*d.

My brethren, be not many maeters ;
knowing that we shall receive the
greeier condemnation. For in mnny

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tfanig8 ^we oikni afi, &c.— James iii.
1,2.

' God resistedi the proud, but giveth
graee unto the humble. Submit your*
ietres tiierefore to God, &c humble
yourtelves in the sight of the Lord,
and he shall lift you up. — James iv.
a, 7. 10.

All flesh is as grass, and all the
»ry of man as the flower of grass*
le grass withereth, the flower fcdkth.
~1 Pfet. i. 24.

. likewise, ye younger, submit your-
selves unto the elder : yea, all of you
be subject one to another, and be
idodied with hnmility -, for God re-
mteththe proud^ and giveth grace to
the humble. Humble yourselves there-
fore "under the mighty hand of God,
iihat' he may exalt you in due time. —
'4 Pet. V. 5, 6.

- Thou sayest, I am rich, and in-
4»ea8ed with goods, and have need of
nothing : and knowest not that thou
aitwreUshed, and miserable, and poor,
aiid:blind, and nakedi — ^Rev. iii. 17.

ISkot. XII. T^e Excellence ofMeek-
^ness and Patience : the Encourage-
ments thereto.

SiHCoif and Levi are brethren; instru-
nevtB of cruelty (or their swords are
wei^|>6n8 of violence) : O my soul,
come not thou ihto their secret, &c.
4vc \bl their anger tiiey slew-a man :
land in their self-will they digged down
A wall. Cursed be their anger, for it
v^9A fierce; and their wrath, for it
.was crueL— Gen. xlix. 5 — 7. xxxiv.
«5— 27.

,' Nlohr the man Moses was very meek,
above all the men on die face of the
lMurth.«^Numb.icii 3.
, When Eli had charged Hannah
with: drunkenness, she meekly an-
%weM, No, my 1(^, &C. — 1 Sam. i.
15—17.

David had rashly and hastily re-
solved to have avenged himself upon
Jf tM, and his house : and he blessed
Odd for Abigail's counsel, whidi
Wndewdhim.-I Sam. xxv.^2, 32-34



With tiie iTt>waa*d thou w8t shew
thyself unsavoury, (or thou wik
wrestle).— 2 Sam. xxiL 27.
. The meek shall eat, and be satis-
fied.— Ps. xxii. 26.

The meek will he gnkie in jn^-
ment^ and the medi -mSL he teaeli Ms
way.^— Ps. XXV, 9.

• Fret not thyself because of evil
doers -, neither be thou envious againit
the workers of iniquity. Fret not,
8oc because of the man who bringeth
vricked devices to pass, ftc. Cease
firom anger, and forsake wrath : £ret
not thyself in any wise to do evil, &c#
But the meek shall inherit the eartih.
— P8.xxxvii.l.7,6. 11.

The earth feared, &c. wben God
arose to judgment to save dl the meek
oftheearth.— Ps.lxxvi.8,9. cxlix.4.

A froward heart shall depart f riun
me.— Ps.ci.4.

It went ill with Moses for their
sakes, because they provoked hi»spt*
rit, so thatiie spake unadvisedly wHii
his lips.— Ps. cvi. 32, 33.

The Lord lifteth up the medLr-»
Ps. cxlvii. 6.

Put away from thee a froward
mouth : and perverse lips put te
from thee.— Pirov. iv. 24.

They that are of a froward heait,
are an abomination to the LohL^—-
Prov. xi. 20.

A fool*s wrath is pi^e^ntly known:
but a wise man hideth shaine.— I^ov.
xii. 16.

Only by pride cometh contentkm :
but wit^ the well-advised is wisdom.
*— Prov.xiii. 10.

He that is soon angry dealeth
foolishly, &c He that is slow to
wrath is of great understanding : bat
he that is hasty (or short) of spirit,
exalteth folly.— Prov. xiv. 17, 29.

A soft answer tameth away wtathi
but grievous words stir up anger, fcc.
A wrathful man stirreth np strife:
but he that is alow to anger appeaseth
striffe.— Ptw» XT. 1- -16.
' A A*oward man soweth strife, ^K.
He that is slow to anger, is better
than the mighty : and he that mlelh



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-Ut i|itrit» tlum lie tiiaft tdke^ a city*
— Prov. xri. 28. 32. xxv. 2a

Hie beginiiing of strife is as when
«DB ktteth <mt water, &c He tini
liaA a Iroward heart, findet^ no good :
and lie tiiat hath a penrerse toagoe,
.fidleth into mischief. — Prov. xyii
14. 20.

The discretion of a man delerrcth
his anger : and it is his glory to pass
over a transgression^ &c. A man of
great wrath shall suffer punishment }
lor if thon deliver hiin, yet thou must
do it again. — Prov. six. 1 1. 19.

it is an honour for a man to cease
•from strife : but every Cool will be
■leddling. — ^Prov. xx. 3.

h^dse no friendship with an angry
•nan : and with a finious man thou
shalt not go. — ^Prov. xxiL 24.
, He that hath no rule over his own
spirit, is like a city that is broken
dowB,andwitlKmtwalls.-Ptov.xxv.28.
. As ooals are to burning coals, and
wood to fire, so is a contentious man
to kindle str^e. — ^Prov. xxvi. 21.

A stone is heavy^ &c. but a fool's
wrath is heavier, &c. Wrath is cruel,
and anger is outrageous : but who is
able to stand before envy (or jea-
lousy) K- Prov. xxvii. 3, 4.

He that is of a proud heart stirreth
•up strife. — Pi'ov. xxviii. 25.

Wise men turn away wrath, kc.
Seest thou a man who is hasty in his
word (or matters) > there is more
hope of a fool than of him, kc. An
angry man stirreth up strife | and a
ftuions man aboundeUi in transgres*
sk»^-Prov. xxix. 8. 20. 22.

The patient in spirit is better than
like proud in spirit* Be not hasty in
Ihy ipiiit to be angry $ for anger
•Tosteth in the bosom of fools.-Ecdes.

The meek also shall increase (or
.add to) theur joy in the Liord.— Isa.
xxix. 19« '

Blessed are the meek, for they shsdl

inherit the earth, &c. Blessed are the

ipeaoeMakers for they shall be called

>1^ diihfaM of God^Matt. v. 5. 9.

i* J^eani'of me, fo I am iieek and



lowly fai heart, and ye shall Aod test
unto your souls. — ^Matt. xi. 29.

BeWd, thy king cometh unto thee^
meek, &c — ^Matt. xxi.-5.

Christ rebuked James and John
for their anger against the Samari-
tans. — ^Luke ix. 52—55.

In your patience, possess ye yo«r
souls. — Luke xxi. 19.

Who will render to every man ac-
cording^ to his deeds : to themwhb
by patient continuance in wdl doing,
seek for glory, &c. eternal life-— r
Rom. ii. 6,7.

Tribulation woriceth patience f and
pitience, experience $ and experience,
hope, &c.-r— Rom. v. 3—^.

if it be possibb, as mudi as lieth
in you, .live peaceably with all meit
Dearly beloved, avenge not your-
selves, but rather give place unto
wrath : for it is written, Vengeance
is mine, &c. Be not overcome dP eviL
— R<Mn.xiL 18, 19.21.

Let us theiWore follow after, the
things which make for peace.*-Roni.
xiv. 19.

Charity suffereth long, and is kinde
charitv enrietii not, &c is not easily
provoked, &c. — 1 Cor. xiii. 4, 5.

The works of the flesh, &c. are
wrath, strife, &c. but the fruit of th^
Spirit is peace, long-suffering, gentkr
ness, Ssc. meekness, temperanoe, &c.
— GaLv.19,20.22,23.

If any man be overtaken in sifknit,
ye which are spiritual restore suck m
one in the spiritof meekness ; con-
sidering, &c. — Gal. vi. 1. • . ^

Walk worthy of the vocation where-
with ye are called, with all lowliness
and meekness $ with long-saierinlf,
forbearing one another in love. Be
ye angry, and sin not: let hot the
sun go down upon your wrath : nei-
ther give place to tne devil. Let all
bitterness, and wrath, and anger, aid
clamour, and evil speaking be {tat
away.fW>m you, with all malico^^-^
Eph.iv. 1,2.26,27.31.

Let your moderation be known
unto all men : the Lord is at hand.
,-— PhiLiv.^. . ■ ^



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That ye walk worthy of the Lord,
&c. strengtheiied with all might> ac*
cording to hia glorious power^ auto
all patience and long-6affering.-«*CoL
i.l5,ll.

Bnt now you also p«t off all these,
angeTi wrath> malice^ &c. put on meek«>
ness^ long-sn£Fering^ forbearing one
another.— Col. iii. 8. 12, 13.

Be patient towards all men.—
lThess.y. 14.

Bnt thoa» O man of God, &c. fol-
lowafter patience, meekness.— -1 Tim.
vi.ll. 2 Tim. ill. 10.

The servant of the Lord must not
strive ) but be gentle unto all men,
&c. patient (or forbearing) $ in meek-
ness instructing those that oppose
themselves, if God, &c.— 2 Tun. ii.
24, 25.

That the aged men be sober, grave,
temperate, sound in patience.— Titus
fi-2.

Put them in mind, && to be ao
brawlers, gentle, shewing all meek-
ness uato all men.— lltus iii. 2.

Ye have need of patience, that
after ye have done the will of God,
ye mi^t receive the promise. — ^Heb.
X.36.

Let us run with patience the race
that is set before us, lookbg unto
Jesus.— Heb.xii. 1—3.

The trying of your faith worketh
patience. But let patience have her
pofect work, that ye maj be perfect
and mtare, wanting nothing, &c. Let
«verv man be, &c. slow to wralii ;
for tne wrath of man worketh not the
ri^teousness of God, &c. Receive
with meekness the ingrafted word.-*-
Jamesi.3,4. 19— 2U

Who is a wise man? Let him shew
out of a ffood conversation his works
With medcDCSS of wisdom. But if ye
have bitter envying and strife in your
hearts, &c. For vmere envying and
strife is, there is confusion, &c. But
the wisdom that is from above, is first
pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy
to bb inbreated, &c. — ^James iii. 13,
14. 16, 17.

Gird up the loins of your mind ;



be sober, and hope to the end.— *-
1 Pet. i. 13.

What glory b it, i( when ye be'
buffettedfor your faults, ye take it
patiently } But if when ye do well,
and suffer for it, you take it patietttly,
this is acceptable with Goa.-*l Pet.
ii. 20.

Whose adombg, let it not be that
outward, &c. but the hidden man of
the heart, in that which is not cor^
rnptible ; the ornament of a meek
and quiet spirit, which is in the sight
of God of great price, &c. He tha(t
will love life, &C. let hbn seek peace,
and ensue it, ^ce. Be ready always to
give an answer to every man that
asketh you a reason of the haipt that
is in you, witii meekness and fear.*—
lPet.iiL3,4.10, 11. 15*

The end of all things is at hand;
be ye therefore sober. — 1 Pet. iv. 7.

Add, &c. to knowledge, temp^*-
ance ; and to temperance, patience.
— 2Pet.i.6.

Sect. xiii. 7b take heed to our Lips,
that our Words he not rash, hut
true, seasonable, well ordered, and
savoury.

The angels said, they would not go
in wiUi Lot j yet being pressed, did go
in. — Gen.xix.1 — 3. 2 Kings ii. 16,17.

Ye shall not, &c. lie one to another.
— Levit.xix. 11. 14.

How forcible are risht words! But
what doth your argumg reprove ^—
Job vi« 25, 26.

Ye are fmrgers of lies, &c* O, that
you would altogether h<^d your peace,
and it should be your wisdom. Will
you speak wickedly for God? andti&
deceitfiilly for him ? — ^Job xiiL4,5. 7*

He that speaketh flattery to his
friends, even the eyes of his childim
shall fsil. — Job xviL 5.

My lips shall not speak wickedness,
nor my tongue utter deceit.-*Job
xxviL 4.

Now Elihu had waited till Job hirid
spoken, because they were elder Uian
he, &c. He said, I am young, and ye
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durst not shew yoa my opinion. —
Job xxxii. 4. 6.

I attered that I anderatood not -,
things too wonderful for me^ which I
knew not, &c. wherefore I abhor my-
self .^-Job xlii. 3. 6*
' Thou shalt destroy them that speak
leasing. — Ps. v. 6.

They speak vanity every one with
his neighbour : with flattering^ lips,
with a doable heart do they speak.
The Lord shall cnt off all flattering
lips, %LC who have said. With our
tongue will we speak, our lips are our
own, who is Lord over us ? — ^Ps. xii.
2 — 4. xxad. 18.

Lord, who shall abide in thy taber-
nade } &c. He thltt speaketh the
^nth in his heart, he that backbiteth
not with his tongue. — Ps. xv. 1—3.
Isa.xxiii. 15.

I am purposed that my mouth shall
not transgre8s.-*-Ps. xvii. 3. cxli. 3.

What man is he that desireth life?
he. Keep thy tongue from evil, and
thy lips from speaking guile. — ^Ps.
xxxiv. 12, 13.

The month of the righteous speak-
eUi wisdom, and his tongue tuketh
of judgment. — ^Ps. xxxvii. 30. cxix.
46. 172.

I said, I will take heed to my ways,
that I sin not with my tongue, I will
keep my month with a bridle, while
thewidced is before me.— ^s.xxxix. 1.
«di.d.

Thou gavest thy month to evil 3
and thy tongue frameth deceit. Thon
dttest and speakest against thy bro-
ther, &c— Ps. 1. 19, 20.

The wicked,&c. go astray as soon as
th^arebom>8peakinglies.-Ps.lviii.3*

The mouth of them that speak lies
shnll be stopped. — ^Ps.lxiiL 11.

My tongue also shall talk of thy
righteousness all the day long. — ^Ps.



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