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(BIRTII, sce under FAMILY.) there is bdellium and the onyx., ness; yea, and nothing shall

stone. And tbe name of the escape them. (PHYSICAL FRAME, see under second river is Gihon: the same is

Rev. ii, 7. Ile that hath an ear it that compasseth the whole land BODY.)

| let him hear what the Spirit of Ethiopia. And the name of the

galth unto the churches; To him (APPETITES AND ORGANS, third river is Iliddekel: that is it

that overcorneth will give to eat which goeth toward the east of see under BODY,Pages 89 and 94.)

of the tree of life, which is in the "Assyria. And the fourth river is

midst of the paradise of God. Euphrates. And the LORD God (FRAILTY AND MORTALITY,

took the man, and put him into
see under DISEASE AND
the garden of Eden to dress it and


to keep it. And the LORD com Gen. iii, 1-6, 8-14, 22-24. Now

manded the man, saying, 01 the serpent was more subiile than I.

every tree of the garden thou any beast of the field which tho MAN..-SPIRITUAL.

mayest freely eat; But of the tree LORD God bad made. And he

of the knowledge of good and evil, said unto the woman, Yea, hath HIS FIRST STATE. thou shalt not eat of it: fur in the God said. Ye shall not eat of Gen. 1.27. So God created man day that thou eatest thereof thou every tree of the garden? Ang In his oun image, in the image of shalt surely die.

the woman said unto the serpent, God created le liim. .....

We may eat of the fruit of the Gen. v, 1..... In the day that

trees of the gurden: But of

Gen. xlii, 10. And Lot listed up the fruit of the tree which is in God created man, in the likeness |

| his eyes, and beheld all the plain of God made he himn.

the midst of the gurten, God of Jordan, that it was well

hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, Gen. ix, 6. Whoso sheddeth

neither shall yo touch it, lest yo man's blood, by man shall bis LORD destroyed Sodom and Go

die. And the serpent said unto blood be shed; for in the image of morrab, eren as the garden of the

the woman, Ye shall not surely God made he man.

LORD, like the land of Egypt, as die: For God doth know, that in Ps. viii. 5. For thou hast made then comest unto Zoar.

the day ye eat thereof, then your him a little lower than the angels, Isa. 11, 3. For the LORD shall eyes shall be opened; and ye shall and hast crowned him with glory comfort Zion: he will comfort all

ri Zlon: he will comfort all be as gods, knowing good and and honour.

her waste places; and he will evil. And when the woman saw Eccles. vil, 29. Lo, this only make her wilderness like Eden, that the tree was good for food, have I found, that God hath made and her desert like the garden of and that it was pleasant to the man upright; but they have sought the LORD; joy and gladness shall eyes, and a tree to be desired to out many inventions.

be found therein, thanksgiving, make one wise, she took of the Col. 111, 10. And have put on the and the voice of melody,

fruit thereof, and did eat; and gave new man, which is renewed in Ezek. Xxviii, 13. Thon hast also unto her husband with her, knowledge after the image of him been in Eden the garden of God;

and he did eat. And they heard that created him. every precious stone was thy

the voice of the LORD God walkJames iii, 9. Therefore bless we covering, the sardius, topaz, and

ing in the garden in the cool of God, even the Father; and therethe diamond, the beryl, the onyx,

the day: and Adam and his wifo with curse we men, which are and the Jasper, the sappbire, the

bid themselves from the presence made after the similitude of God. emerald, and the carbuncle, and

of the LORD God amongst the gold: the workmanship of thy

trees of the garden. And the tabrets and of thy pipes was pre

LORD God called unto Adam, HIS FIRST ABODE. pared in thee in the day that thou

and said unto him, Where art Gen. ii, 8-17. And the LORD wast created.

thvu? And he said, I heard thy God planted a garden eastward

voice in the garden, and I wag

Ezek. xxxi, 18. To whom art in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And thou thus like in glory and in

afraid, because I was naked; and

I hid mysell. And he said, Who ont of the ground made the LOB)

greatness among the trees of

Eden? yet shalt thou be brought Gud to grow every tree that is

told thee that thou wast nuked? down with the trees of Eden unto

Hast thou pleasant to the sight, and good

eaten of the tree,

whereof I commanded thee that for food; the tree of life also in the

the nether parts of the earth: midst of the garden, and the tree

thou shouldest not eat? And the thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be

mau said, The woman whom thou of knowledge of good and evil.

gavest to be with me, she gave me slain by the sword. And a river went out of Eden to

This is water the garden; and from

of the tree, and I did eat. And Pharaoh and all bis multitude, I thence it was parted, and became

the LORD God said unto the saith the LORD God.

woman, What is this that thou into four heads. The name of the Joel ii. 3. A fire 'devoureth | hast done? And the woman said first is Pison; that is it wbich before them, and behind them a The serpent beguiled me, and I compasseth the whole land of flame burneth: the land is as the did eat. And the LORD God said Huvilah, where there is gold. I garden of Eden before them, and unto the serpent, because thou And the gold of that land is good: / behind them a desolate wilder-hast done this, thou art, cursed

cherubims, and a rool spirit of God: for things of fore there is no fear of Go

above all cattle, and above every | Jer. vi, 7. As a fountain casteth Rom. III, 9-12.18-20. What then? beast of the field: upon thy belly out her waters, so she casteth out are we better than they? No, in po shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou her wickedness: violence and wise : for we have before proved eat all the days of thy life. And spoil is heard in her; before me both Jews and Gentiles, that they the LORD God said, Behold, the continually is grief and wounds. are all under sin; As it is written, man is become as one of us, to Rom. vill. 7. 8. Because the There is none righteous, no, not know good and evil: and Dow, I carnal mind is enmity against one: There 18 none that underlest he put forth his hand, and

God: for it is not subject to the standeth, there is none that seektake also of the tree of life, and law of God, neither indeed can be.

eth after God. They are all goue eat, and live for ever: Therefore

So then they that are in the flesh out of the way, they are together the LORD God sent him forth from cannot please God.

becoine unprofitable; there is the garden of Eden, to till the

none that doeth good, no, not ground from whence he was

1 Oor. ii. 14. But the natural one. There is no fear of God betaken. So he drove out the man: 1man receiveth not in things of fore their eyes. Now we know. and he placed at the east of the the Spirit of God: for they are

that what things soever the law garden of Eden cherubims, and a foolishness unto him; neither can

saith, it saith to them who are flaming sword which turned every he know them, because they are

under the law; that every mouth way, to keep the way of the tree spiritually discerned.

may be stopped, and all the world of life.

Gal. v, 17. For the flesh lusteth may become guilty before God.

against the Spirit, and the Spirit | Therefore by the deeds of the Job xxxi, 33. If I covered my against the flesh: and these are law there shall no flesh be justified transgressions as Adam. by hid-contrary the one to the other; so in his sight: for by the law is the ing mine iniquity in my bosom.

that ye cannot do the things that knowledge of sin. Eccles. vii, 29. Lo, this only have

ye would. I found, that God hath made man Eph. iv, 18. Having the under

HEREDITARY. upright; but they have sought out standing darkened, being alien

Job xiv, 4. Who can bring & many inventions. ated from the life of God through

clean thing out of an unclean? not the ignorance that is in them, Isa, xlill, 27, 28. Thy first father because of the blindness of their

one. hath sinned, and thy teachers heart.

Job xv. 14--16. What is man, have transgressed against me,

that he should be clean? and he

Titus lil, 3. For we ourselves Therefore I have profaned the

which is born of a woman, that also were sometimes foolish, disprinces of the sanctnary, and have

he should be righteous? Behold, given

obedient, deceived, serving divers Jacob to the curse, and

he putteth no trust in bis saints: lusts and pleasures, living in maIsrael to reproaches. lice and envy, hateful, and hating

yea, the heavens are not clean in Ezek. xxviii, 15. Thou wast per

his sight; How much more abomone another. fect in thy ways from the day that!

inable and filthy is man, which thou wast created, till iniquity was

drinketh iniquity like water?

UNIVERSAL found in thee.

Gen. vi. 11. 12 The earth also Hosea yi, 7. But they, like men,

Job xxv. 4-6. How then can was corrupt before God; and the man be justified with God? or how have transgressed the covenant:

earth was filled with violence. I can he be clean that is born of a there have they dealt treacherous

And God looked upon the earth, ly against me.

woman? Behold even to the moon, and, behold, it was corrupt : for and it shineth not; yea, the stars Rom. v, 12-14. Wherefore, as by

all flesh had corrupted his way are not pure in his sight: How one man sin entered into the world, upon the earth.

much less man, that is a worm, and death by sin; and so death

Ps. xiv, 1, 3.... There is none and the son of man, which is & passed upon all men, for that all

that doeth good. They are all gone have sinned: (For until the law

aside, they are all together besin was in the world: but sin is come filthy; there is none that

Ps. 11, 6. Behold, I was shapen not imputed when there is no doeth good, no, not one.

in iniquity; and in sin did my molaw. Nevertheless death reigned

ther conceive me. from Adam to Moses, even over

Isa. lix, 3, 4. For your hands are

defiled with blood, and your 18a. li, 1. Hearken to me, yo similitude of Adam's transgres

fingers with iniquity; your lips that follow after righteousness, ye sion, who is the figure of him that

have spoken lies, your tongue that seek the LORD: look unto the was to come.

hath muttered perverseness. Nove rock whence ye are hewn, and to

calleth for justice, nor any plead- the hole of the pit whence ye are 2 Cor. xi, 3. But I fear, lest by

eth for truth: they trust in vanity. I digged. any means, as the serpent be

and speak lies; they conceive gulled Eve through his subtilty, mischief, and bring forth ini

Eph. ii, 3. . . . . . And were by so your minds should be corrupted

nature the children of wrath, even quity. from the simplicity that is in

as others. Christ.

Jer, ii, 29. Wherefore will yo
plead with me?ye all have
transgressed against me, saith the


Gen. viii, 21. .... The imagi-

Micah vii, 2, 4. The good man nation of man's heart is evil from Gen. vi, 5. And GOD saw that is perished out of the earth; and his youth. .... the wickedness of man was great there is none upright among men:

Ps. lvill, 3 The wicked are in the earth, and that every ima- they all lie in wait for blood,

estranged from the womb; they gination of the thoughts of his they hunt every man his brother

I go astray as soon as they be born, heart was only evil continually. I with a net. The best of them is

speaking lies, Deut. *xxxii. 5. They have coras & brier; the most upright is

Isa, xlviil, 8. ....For I knew not the spot of his children; they | day of thy watchmen and thy | that thou wouldest deal very are a perverse aud crooked gene- visitation cometh; now shall be treacherously, and wast called a ration. their perplexity.

transgressor from the womb. 378

them that had nomie transgres. Inngocmoken lies, your tongue Wok schence ye are hewn, and we

Deut. xxxii, as their spot is sharper thy watchmen and


| disobedient to parents. Without the LORD to wrath. Likewise,

understanding, covenant - break- when the LORD sent you from Job xxil, 5. Is not thy wicked

ers, without natural affection, im- Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up ness great? and thine iniquities

placable, unmerciful: Who, know- and possess the land which I have Infinite?

ing the judgment of God, that given you; then ye rebelled against P8. v, 9. For there is no faith- they which commit such things the commandment of the LORD fulness in their mouth; their in-are worthy of death, not only do your God, and ye believed him not, ward part is very wickedness; the same. but have pleasure in. nor hearkened to his voice. Yo their throat is an open sepulchre; them that do them.

( have been rebellious against the they flatter with their tongue,

Rom. 111, 13-17. Their throat is Y LORD from the day that I knew Ps. lv, 10, 11. Day and night

an open sepulchre; with their 1 you. they go about it upon the walls tongues ther have'nsed

P3. hxxviii, 17. And they sinned thereof: mischief also and sorrow

the poison of asps is under their yet more against him, by provokare in the midst of it. Wickedness lips: Whose mouth is full of curs-ing the most High in the wilder

s in the midst thereof: deceit | ing and bitterness: Their feetness,
and guile depart not from her are swift to shed blood: Destruc-

Isa. V, 18-20. Woe unto them tion and misery are in their ways,

that draw thiquity with cords of | Prov. vi, 16--19. These six things And the way of peace have they

vanity, and sin as it were with a doth the LORD hate; yea, seven are not known.

cart-rope: That say, Let him an abomination unto him: A proud 1 Cor. vi, 9, 10. Know yo not

make speed, and hasten his work, look, a lying tongue, and hands that the unrighteous shall not in

that we may see it; and let the that shed innocent blood, Anherit the kingdom of God? Be

blood, Anherit the kingdom of God? Be counsel of the Holy One of Israel heart that deviseth wicked imag not deceived: neither fornicators, I draw nigh and come, that we may inations, feet that be swift in run nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor I know it! Woe unto them that ning to mischief, A false witness effeminate, nur abusers of them- call evil good, and good evil; that that speaketh lies, and bim that selves with mankind. Nor I put darkness for light, and light Boweth discord among brethren. thieves, nor covetous, nor drunk-1 for darkness; that put bitter for Teo ly

Their feet run to l ards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, Ieweet and sweet for bittar evil, and they make haste to shed shall inherit the kingdom of God, innocent blood: their thoughts are | Gal. v, 19-21. Now the works of

1 Isa. xxviil, 12. To whom he said, thoughts of iniquity; wasting and the flesh are manifest, which are

This is the rest wherewith yo may

cause the weary to rest; and this des.ruction are in their paths. these; Adultery, fornication, un

is the refreshing: yet they would The way of peace they know pot; cleanness, lasciviousness, Idolaand there is no judgment in their try, witchcraft, hatred, variance,

not hear. goings: they have made them emulations, wrath, strife, seditions,

Jer. III, 5. Will he reserve his crooked paths; whosoever goeth heresies. Envyings murders anger for ever? will be keep it to therein shall not know peace. drunkenness, revellings, and such

the end? Behold, thou hast like: of the which I tell you before. I spoken and done evil things as Jer. vii, 9,10. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and

as I have also told you in time I thou couldest.

past, that they wbich do such Jer. vi, 16. 17. Thus saith the swear falsely, and burn incense

things shall not inherit the king- LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and unto Baal, and walk after other dom of God.

see, and ask for the old paths, gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this

1 Tim. 1. 9. 10. Knowing this where is the good way, and walk house, which is called by my name, that the law is not made for all therein, and ye shall nna re

therein, and ye shall find rest for and say, We are delivered to do

righteous man, but for the lawless your souls. But they said, We all these abominations?

and disobedient. for the ungodly will not walk therein. Also I set and for sinners, for unholy and

watchmen over you, saying, Hos. iv, 1-3. Hear the word of the LORI, ye children of Israel:

profane, for murderers of fathers Hearken to the sound of the for the LORD hath a controversy

and murderers of mothers. for trumpet. But they said, We will manslayerg, For whoremongers,Il

not hearken. with the inhabitants of the land,

for them that defile themselves Jer. vii, 23, 24. But this thing combecause there is no truth, nor

with mankind, for men-stealers, manded I them, saying, Obey my mercy, nor knowledge of God in

for liars, for perjured persons, and voice, and I will be your God, and the land, By swearing, and lying.

if there be any other thing that is ye shall be my people; and walk and killing, and stealing, and

contrary to sound doctrine. ye in all the ways that I have committing adultery, they break

commanded you, that it may be out, and blood toucheth blood.

well unto you. But they hearken

WILFUL VIOLATIONS OF Therefore shall the land mourn,

ed not, nor inclined their ear, but $ and every one that dwelleth


walked in the counsels and in the therein shall languish, with the

Deut. ix, 7, 8, 13, 22-24. Remem imagination of their evil heart, beasts of the field, and with the

ber, and forget not, how thou and went backward, and not forfowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of

provokest the LORD thy God toward. the sea also shall be taken

wrath in the wilderness: from the Jer. xxv. 7. Yet ye have not away.

day that thou didst depart out of hearkened unto me, saith the Rom. 1. 28–32. And even as they the land of Egypt, until ye ame | LORD: tbat ye might provoke me

carne unto me, saith the did not Úke to retain God in their unto this place, yo have been re-Ito anger with the works of your du no

au preu us they the land of Egypt, until ye ame knowledge, God gave them over bellious against the LORD. Also hands to your own hurt. to a reprobate mind, to do those in Horeb yo provoked the LORD things which are not convenient: to wrath, so that the LORD was

Jer. XXXV, 13. Thus saith the Being filled with all unrighteous angry with you, to have destroyed

| LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, ness fornication, wickedness, coy you. Furthermore the LORD

Go and tell the men of Judah, and etousness, maliciousness; full of spake unto me, saying, I have

the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will envy, murder, debate, deceit, ma-1 seen this people, and, bebold, it is ye dot receive instruction to lignity; whisperers. Backbiters, la stiff-necked people: And at hearken to my words suita lho haters of God, despiteful, proud, Taberah, and at Massah, and at | LORD. boasters inventors of evil things. Kibroth-battaavah, ye provoked! Jer. xxxvi, 81. And I will pun

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Ish him, and his seed, and his | them; and I will make of theo a day, after so long a time; as it is servants, for their iniquity; and I great nation.

said, To-day, if ye will hear his will bring upon them, and upon

Lev. xxvi, 23-25. And if se will

voice, barden not your hearts. the inlabitants of Jerusalem, and

not be reformed by me by these | Rev. xvill. 5. For her sins have upon the men of Judah, all the

things, but will walk contrary reached unto heaven, and God evil that I have pronounced

unto me; Then will I also walk hath remembered her iniquities. against them; but they hearkened

contrary unto you, and will punnot. ish you yet leven times for your

EXPERIENCE OF TIIE APOSTLE Jer. xliv, 15. 16. Then all the sins. And I will bring a sword

PAUL. men which knew that their wives upon yon, that shall avenge the

Rom. vii, 7-25. What shall we had burnt incense unto other quarrel of my covenant: and when gods, and all the women that I ye are gathered together within say then? Is the law sin. God for. stood by, a great multitude, even your cities, I will send the pestil bid. Nay, I had not known sin.

ence among you; and ye shall be but by the law; for I had not all the people that dwelt in the

known last, except the law lad land of Egypt, in Pathros, answer-delivered into the hand of the

said, Thou shalt not covet. But ed Jeremiah, saying, As for the enemy. word that thou hurt spoken unto

sin, taking occasion by the com

Num. XV, 30, 31. But the son! us in the name of the LORD, we that doeth ought presumptuously,

mandment, wrought in me all will not learken unto thee. (whether he be born in the land, or

manner of concupiscence. For

without the law sin was dead. Ezek. II, 3-5. And he said unto a stranger) the same reproacheth

For I was alive without the law mo, Son of man, I send thee to the

the LORD; and that soul shall be
cut off from among his people.

once; but when the commandchildren of Israel, to a rebellious

ment came, sin revived, and I Becauso be hath despised the nation that hath rebelled against

died. And the commandment. word of the LORD, and bath me: they and their fathers have

which was ordained to life, I broken bis commandment, that transgressed aginst me, even soul shall utterly be cut off :

found to be unto death. For sin, unto this very day. For they are

taking occasion by the commandimpudent children, and stiff-heartiniquity shall be upon him.

ment, deceived me, and by it slew ed. I do send thee unto them; 2 Chron, XXX, 8. Now be ye not me. Wherefore the law is holy and thou shalt say unto them, still-necked, as your fathers and the commandment holy and Thus saith the Lord God. And were. . . . .

just and good. Was then that they, whether they will hear, or Job xiv. 17. My transgression

which is good made death unto whether they will forbear, (for is sealed up in a bag, and thou

me? God forbid. But sin, that it they are a rebellious house.) yet I sewest un mine iniquity.

might appear sin, working death Bhall know that there hath been a

in me by that which is good; unat prophet amung them.

Jer. xix. 15. Thus saith the sin by the conimandinent might

Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, become exceeding sinful. For wo Ezele. xii. 2. Son of man, thou Bebold. I will bring upon this city, I know that the law is spiritual; awestest in the most Of a rebel and upon all her towns all the evil but I am carnal, sold uurler sin. Vous house, which have eyes to that I have pronounced against | For that which I do I ailow not: see, and see not; they have ears it, because they have hardened for what I would, that do I not; to bear, and hear not: for they are their necks, that they might not but what I hate, that do I. If a rebellious house. hear my words.

| then I do that which I would not. Erek. xvi, 51, 52. Neither hath

Jer. xlil, 20, 21. For ye dis- consent unto the law that it is Sanaria committed half of thy sembled in your hearts, when ye

good. Now then it is no more I sins; but thou hast multiplied sent me unto the LORD your God,

that do it, but sin that dwelleth in thine abominations more than saying, Pray for iis unto the LORD

me. For I know that in me (that they, and hast justified thy sisters

our God; and according unto all is in my flesh,) dwelleth no good in all thine abominations which that the LORD our God shall say,

thing, for to will is present with thou hast done. Thou also, which 1180, WHION | so declare unto us, and we will do

me; but how to perform that hast ju iged by sisters, bear thine it. And now I have tbis day de

which is good I find not. For the own shame, for thy sins that thou clared it to you; but ye have not

good that I would I do not: but hast committed more abominable lobeved the voice of the LORD

the evil which I would not, that I than they: they are more rightyour God, vor any thing for the

do. Now, if I do that I would not, eous than thou; yea, be thou conwhich he hath sent me unto

it is no more I that do it, but sin founded also, and bear thy shame, you.

that dwelleth in me. I find then in that thou hast justified thy

a law, that, when I would do sisters.

Ezek. viii, 18. Therefore will I good, evil is present with ine. For

also deal in fury: mine eye shall Zoch. vii, 12. Yea, they made

I delight in the law of God after not spare, neither will I bave pity; their hearts as an aclamant-stone,

the inward man; But I sce anand though they cry in mine ears l other law in my members lest they should hear the law, and with a loud voice, yet will I not

against the law of my mind, and the worls which the LORD of

hear them. hosts bath sent in his Spirit by

bringing me into captivity to the the former prophets; therefore

| Heb. iii. 7-9. 16. Wherefore (as law of sin which is in my memcame a great wrath from the

bers. O wretched man that I am! the Holy Ghost saith, To-day, if LORD of hosts. ye will hear his voice, Harden

who shall deliver me from the not your hearts, as in the provo

body of this death? I thank God cation, in the day of temptation through Jesus Christ our Lord. WARNINGS. in the wilderuess; When your

So then with the wind I myself fathers tempted me, proved me, Exod. xxxii, 9, 10. And tho

brve the law of God, but will tho and saw my works forty years.

desk the law of sin. LORD said unto Muses, I have seen this perple and behold it is

While it is said, To-day, it ye will & stiff - Duched people.

hear bis voice, harden not your Now

1 2 Cor. xil, 20. For I fear, lest, therefore let me alone, that hearts, &s in the provocation.

when I come i shull pot tind you my wrath may wax hot against Heb. iv, 7. Again, he limiteth a such as I would, and that I shall them, and that I may consume I certain day, saying, in David, To-l be found unto you such as yo wise to do evil hudding: they unit keepeth und

would not; lest there be debates, his name, and what is his son's / Prov. xlv, 10. The heart knowonvyings, wraths, strifes, back- name, if thou canst tell?

eth his own bitterness; and a bitings, whisperings, swellings,

stranger doth not intermeddlo tumults.

Isa. xli, 28. For I beheld, and with his joy. there was no man; even among

Prov. xvi, 16. Ilow much better II. thein, and there was no counsellor,

is it to get wisdom thon gold? and DELIVERANCE FROM that, when I asked of them, could

to get un ierstanding iather to be answer a word. HIS FALLEN STATE.

chosen than silver?
Jer. iv, 22. For my people is

* Prov. xix, 8. IIo that getteth foolish, they have not known me;

wisdom loveth his own soul: ho they are sottish children, and they III.

that keepeth understanding shall lavo nono understanding: they

find good. MAN.-INTELLECTUAL are wise to do evil, bat to do good EVILS OF IGNORANCE.

Prov. xxiv, 5. A wise man 18 they have no knowledge.

strong; yea, a man of knowledge Prov. xxi. 16. The man that Mark viil. 17-21. And when increaseth strength. wanderetlı out of the way of un | Jesus knew it, he salth unto them, Eccles. I, 16-18. I communed derstanding shall remain in the Why reason ye because ye have with mine own beart, saying, Lo, congregation of the dead.

no bread? perceive yo not yet, I am come to greut estate, and Isa. v. 13. Therefore my people

neither understand? have yo your have gotten more wisdom than are gone into captivity, because

heart yet hardened? Having eyes, all they that have been before me

seo ye not? and having eart, hear in Jerusalem; yea, my heart had they have no knowledge. .....

yo not? and do ye not remember, I great experience of wiseloin and Isa. xxvii, 11. ... It is a

When I brake the five loaves knowledge. And I gave my heart people of no understanding: there

among five thousand, how many to know wisdom, and to know madfore he that made them will not

baskets full of fragments took ye nesg and folly: I perceived that have mercy on them, and he that

up? They say unto bim, Twelve. this also is vexation of spirit. For formed them will show them no

And when the seven among four in much wisdom is much grief: favour.

thousand, how many baskets full and he that increaseth knowledge John vii. 49. But this people, of fragments took yo up? And increaseth sorrow. who knoweth not the law: are they said, Seven. And he said

Eccles. ii, 15. Then said I in my cursed. unto them, How is it that ye do

heart, As it happeneth to the fool, Acts ili, 17. And now, brethren. I not uoderstand?

so it happeueth even to me; and I wot that through ignoranco yo Acts iv. 13. Now when they | why was I then more wise? Then did it, as did also your rulers.

saw the boldness of Peter and I said in my heart, that this also 1 Cor. xiv, 39. But if any man John, and perceived that they | is vanity. be ignorant, let him be iguorant. were unlearned and ignorant men, Eccles. vii, 11, 12, 19. Wislom is 1 Tim. 1. 13. ..... I obtained

they marvelled; and took know- good with an inheritance; and by

ledge of thein, that they had been mercy, because I did it ignorantly

it there is profit to them that seo with Jesus. in unbelief.

the sun. For wisdom is a defence, Jude 10. But these speak evil 1 Cor. xv, 34. Awake to right

and money is a defence: but tho

excellency of knowledge is, that of those things which they know eousness, and sin not; for some not: but what they know natur- have not the knowledge of God: 1

wisdom giveth life to them that

have it. Wisdom strengtheneth ally, as bruto beasts, in those speak this to your shame.

the wise more than ten mighty things they corrupt themselves.

Teb. y. 11. Of whom we have men which are in the city.

many things to say, and hard to IGNORANCE TO BE DEPLORED.

| Hosea xiv, 9. Who is wise, and be uttered, seeing ye are dull of

he shall understand these things Deut. xxxii, 28. For they are a hearing.

prudent, and he shall know thein? nation void of coursel, neither is

for the ways of the LORD are there any understanding in them.

BLESSING OF WISDOM AND right, and the just sliall walk in Job xi, 12, 13. For vain man

them: but the transgressors shall would be wise, though man be


fall therein. born like a wild ass's colt. If thou 2 Chron. ix, 23. And all the Luke xli, 47, 48. And that serprepare thine heart, and stretch

kings of the earth songht the / vant, which knew his lord's will. out thine hauds toward him; presence of Solomon, to hear his and prepared not himself, heitter

Job xxxil. 9. Great men are not wisdom, that God had put in his did according to his will, shall be always wise: neither do the aged heart.

beaten with many stripes. But ho understand judgment.

Ps. cxi, 10. The fear of the

that knew not, and did commit Ps. Ixxill, 21, 22. Thus my heart | LORD is the beginning of wisdom:

things worthy of stripes, shall bo was grieved, and I was pricked in a gool understanding have all

beaten with few stripes. For uuto my reins. So foolish was I, and they that do his commandments:

whomsoever much is given, of

him shall be much required; and ignorant: I was as a beast before his pruise enduretu fur ever.

to whom men have committed thee.

Prov. II, 9-11. Then shalt thou much, of him they will ask the Prov. XXX, 2-4. Surely I am

| understand righteousness, and more. moro brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a

judgment, and equity; yea, every John ix, 41. Jesus said unto man. I peither learned wisdom,

good puth. When wisconn enter-them, If ye were blind, ye should nor have the knowledge of the

eth into thine heart, and know-have no sin: but now yu say, Wo holy. Who hath ascended up into

ledge is pleasant unto thy soul; see; therefore your sin remuineth

Discretion shall preserve thee, unhoven, or descended? who hath

John xv, 22. If I had not como gathered the wind in his fists? who derstanding shall keep thee.

and spoken unto them, they had hath bound the waters in a gar- Prov. xlll, 14. The law of the

not had sin; but now they have no muut? Who hath established all wise is a fountain of life, to depart cloak for their sin. the ends of the earth? what is from the shares of deuih.

| Acts viil, 23. For I perceive that

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