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In a similar manner are Nouns singled out:
“ And she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. And she made haste and let down her pitcher from her shoulder.”“ And they blessed Rebecca, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions.” “ And Isaac was comforted after his mother's death." Gen. xxiv. 45, 46, 60, 67.
“ Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn." Deut. xxv. 4.
“ The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.” Judg. vii. 18.
“ And it came to pass when mid day was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice." 1 Kings xviii. 29.
“ And ye dig a pit for your friend.” Job vi. 27.
“In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee." Ps. v. 3.
“He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.” Ps. ciii. 9.
“ Terrible as an army with banners.” Cant. vi. 4.
“Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice.” Isai. xlii. 11.
“ Thou land devourest up men.” Ezek. xxxvi. 13.
“When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled.” Matt. ii. 3.
“Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side.” Matt. xiii. 3, 4.
“ And there came down a storm of wind on the lake, and they were filled with water.” Luke viii. 23.
“For the children being not yet born.” Rom. ix. 11.
There are Adjectives presenting a similar appearance :
“ So the woman went her way and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.” 1 Sam. i. 18.
“ Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? 1 Sam. xv. 22. “Where was a man of great stature.” 2 Sam. xxi. 20, and i Chron. xx. 6.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.” Ps. xxxvii. 23.
“ The best of them is as a briar: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge.” Micah vii. 4.
“That the word of the Lord may have free course." 2 Thess. iii. 1.
The same rule is applied to Personal Pronouns :
“And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam." Gen. ii. 19.
“ And he said, Bring it near unto me, and I will eat of my son's venison...and he brought it near unto him.” Gen. xxvii. 25. “ And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I
pray thee, thy name.” Gen. xxxii. 29.
“ The LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses, to smite you." Exod. xii. 23.
“I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them.” Deut. xxvi. 13.
“He teareth me in his wrath.” Job xvi. 9.
“ Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.” Ps. cxvi. 2.
• He that is able to receive it, let him receive it." Matt. xix. 12.
" Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.” Matt. xxv. 16.
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God-neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” i Cor. ii. 14.
“We trust that he will yet deliver us.” 2 Cor. i. 10.
“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places.” Eph. ii. 6.
“Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord, that they strive not about words to no profit." 2 Tim. ii. 14.
Possessive Pronouns are presented to us in the same type:
“ Thus Esau despised his birthright." Gen. xxv. 34.
“ That it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.” Deut. xxii. 7.
“And he bowed himself with all his might.” Judg. xvi. 30.
“Against whom hast thou exalted thy voice?" 2 Kings xix. 22.
“The wilderness yieldeth food for them, and for their children.” Job xxiv. 5.
“ As for his judgements, they have not known them.” Ps. cxlvii. 20.
“And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isai. Lv. 12.
“ And they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son ; and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first born.” Zech. xii. 10.
« We have Abraham to our father.” Matt. iii. 9.
“They did not like to retain God in their knowledge." Rom. i. 28.
« And knowest his will.” Rom. ii. 18.
Relative Pronouns have had the same attention paid to them:
« And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth.” Gen. i. 20.
“Do ye thus requite the LORD—is not He thy father that hath bought thee?” Deut. xxxii. 6.
“ He is like the beasts that perish.” Ps. xlix. 12.
“ The son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.” Ps. LXXX. 17.
“Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise, like the noise of the seas, and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing, like the rushing of mighty waters." Isai. xvii. 12.
“ But many that are first shall be last.” Mark x. 31,
“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." 1 Cor. xv. 26.
“ Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one." Joh. iii. 12.
Prepositions are similarly distinguished :
“And he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.” Gen. xxxi. 21.
“ Which dwelleth between the cherubims.” i Sam. iv. 4.
“ And David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.” 2 Sam. viii. 4.
“And they slew Athaliah with the sword, beside the king's house.” 2 Kings xi. 20.
“With favour wilt thou compass him, as with a shield.” Ps. v. 12.
“For thou hast been a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.” I sai. xxv. 4. “In that day also he shall come
even to thee from Assyria, and from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain.” Micah vii. 12.
“Rachel weeping for her children.” Matt. ii. 18.
“Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” Eph. i. 2.
“I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus.” 1 Tim. vi. 13.
The same may be said of Connecting Particles of all kinds :
“The herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit.” Gen. i. 11.
“ And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone.”
Gen. xxxv. 14. “ And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit.” Gen. xxxvii. 22.
“ And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD's.” Levit. xxvii. 30.
“ Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul.” Job ix. 21.
“One is your Master, even Christ.” Matt. xxiii. 10.
“If it bear fruit, well; and if not, then after that, thou shalt cut it down.” Luke xiii. 9.
“Waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” Rom. viii. 23.
“But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.” 1 Tim. iv. 7.
“If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful.” 2 Tim. ii. 13.
“ To be no brawlers, but gentle.” Tit. iii. 2.
In short, there is, I believe, no part of speech which, in the Text of 1611, is not frequently distinguished, by the type in which it is printed, from the rest of the sentence. But after the examples which have been already adduced, it will be sufficient to place before the reader a few miscellaneous instances of Phrases marked by the Italic character.
“He was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.” Gen. iv. 20.
“Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law, in the one of the twain.” 1 Sam. xviii. 21.
“For the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir.” 2 Kings xvi. 9.
“Now these are the things wherein Solomon was instructed for the building of the house of God.” 2 Chron. iii. 3.
“Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knoweth not God.” Job xviii. 21.
“ He bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows.” Ps. Lviii. 7.
“Let their table become a snare before them; and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap,” Ps. lxix. 22.
“ A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city.” Prov. xviii. 19.
“Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes.” Isai. v. 21.
“But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift by whatsoever thou mightest be profited