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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 BODY.)

Rev. ii, 7. He that hath an ear it that compasseth the whole land let him' hear what the Spirit

of Ethiopia. And the name of the (APPETITES AND ORGANS, third river is Illddekel: that is it saith unto the churches; To him

that overcomneth will I give to eat which goeth toward the east of see under BODY,Pages 89 and 94) Assyria. And the fourth river is of the tree of life, which is in the (FRAILTY AND MORTALITY, took the man, and put him into

Euplirates. And the LORD God midst of the paradise of God. see under DISEASE AND the garden of Eden to dress it and


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

manded the man, saying, of the serpent was more subtile than I.

every tree of the garden thou any beast of the field which the 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 dny that thou eatest thereof thou every tree of the garden ? And in his orn image, in the image of shalt surely die.

the woman said unto the serpent, God created he lim...

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

trees of the garden: But of God created man, in the likeness his eyes, and beheld all the plain the midst of the garden, God

Gen. xiii, 10. And Lot lifted up the fruit of the tree which is in of God made he him. Gen. ix, 6. Whoso sheddeth watered every where, before the neither shall yu wuch it, lest ye

of Jordan, that it was well hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, 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, even 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. 6. For thou hast made thon comest unto Zoar.

the day ye eat' thereof, then your him a little lower than the angels, Isa. II, 3. For the LORD shall eyes sliall be opened; and ye shall and hast crowned him with glory comfort Zion; 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 Lorn; joy and gladness shall eyes, and a tree to be desired to out many inventions.

be found therein, thanksgiving, make one wise, sho took of the Col. Ill, 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. Thou hast also unto her husband with her, knowledge after the image of him been in Eden tlie 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 ili, 9. Therefore bless we covering, the sardius, topaz, anding in the garden in the cool of God, even the Father; and there the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, the day: and Adam and his wife with curse we men, which are

and the Jasper, the sapphire, the bid themselves from the presence made after the similitude of God. emerald, and the carbuncle, and of tho LORD God amongst the

gold: the workmanship of thy trees of the garden. And the HIS FIRST ABODE.

tabrets and of thy pipes was pre- LORD God called unto Adam, Gen. ii, 8-17. And the LORD pared in thee in the day that thou and sald unto him, where ari wast created.

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

Exek, xxxi, 18. To whom art

voice in the garden, and I was in Eden; and there he put the thou thus like in glory and in / atraid, because I was naked; and man whom he had formed

I hid myself. And he said, Who ont of the ground made the LOB greatness among the trees of Gud to grow every tree that is Edep? yet slialt thou be brought Hast thou

told thee that thou wast naked? pleasant to the sight, and good down with the trees of Eden unto

eaten of the tree, for food; the tree of life also in the the nether parts of the earth: tbou shouldest not eat? And the

whereof I commanded thee that midst of the garden, and the tree thou shalt lie in the midst of the of knowledge of good and evil. uncircumcised with them that be mau said, The woman whom thou And a river went out of Eden to Pharaoh and all liis multitude, the LORD God said slain by the sword. This is

gavest to be with me, she gave me

of the tree, and I did eat. And water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became saith the LORD God.

unto the into four heads. The name of the

woman, What is this that thou

Joel ii, 3. A fire 'devoureth hast done? And the woman said first is Pison: that is it which before them, and bebind them a The serpent beguiled me, and compasseth the whole land of name burneth; the land is as the did eat. ‘And the LORD God said Havilah, where there is gold. garden of Eden before them, and unto the serpent, because thou And the gold of that land is good: I behind them a desolate wilder-1 hast done this, thou art, cursed above all cattle,

and above every Jer. VI, 7. As a fountain casteth Rom. Ili, 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. viii, 7, 8. Because the There is none righteous, no, not know good and evil; and now,

carnal mind is enmity against one: There is 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 Cor. il, 14. But the natural one. There is no fear of God betaken. so he drove out the man: man receiveth not the 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 be 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 a ated from the life of God through clean thing out of an unclean? not many inventions. Isa. xlill, 27, 28. Thy first father the ignorance that is in them,

one. hath sinned, and thy teachers

because of the blindness of their

Job xv, 14--16. What is man, have transgressed against me. Therefore I have profaned the Titus lil, 3. For we ourselves that he should be clean? and he princes of the sanctnary, and have also were sometimes foolish, dis- which is born of a woman, that given Jacob to the curse, and obedient, deceived, serving divers he should be righteous ? Behold, Israel to reproaches.

lusts and pleasures, living in ma- he putteth no trust in bis saints; Ezek. xxviii, 15. Thoa wast per-lice and envy, hateful, and hating yea, the heavens are not clean in one another,

his sight; How much more abomfect in thy ways from the day that

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


drinketh iniquity like water? found in thee.

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

Job xxv, 4-6. How then can have transgressed the covenant:

was corrupt before God; and the man be justified with God? or how there have they dealt treacherous- earth was filled with violence. can he be clean that is born of a

And God looked upon the earth, woman? Behold even to the moon, ly against me. Rom. v, 12-14. Wherefore, as by all flesh had corrupted his way are not pure in his sight: How

and, behold, it was corrupt; for and it shineth not; yea, the stars one man sin entered into the world,

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 a passed upon all men, for that all that doeth good. They are all gone worm ? sin was in the world: but sin is aside, they are all together be

Ps. 11, 8. Behold, I was shapen come filthy; there is none that 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 them that had not sinned after the defiled with blood, and your Isa. 11, 1. Hearken to me, ye similitude of Adam's transgres- ingers 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 into the was to come.

hath muttered perversedess. None 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 iu vanity, digged. any means, as the serpent be- and speak lies; they conceive guiled Eve through his subtilty, mischief, and bring forth ini

Eph. ii, 3.

And were by so your minds should be corrupted quity.

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

as others. Christ.

Jer. ii, 29. Wherefore will ye
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: in the earth, and that every ima- they all lie in wait for blood, estranged

from the womb; they

Ps. Ivill, 3 The wicked aro gination of the thoughts of his they hunt every man his brother heart was only evil continually. with a net. The best of them is go astray as soon as they

be born,

speaking lies, Deut. xxxii, 5. They have cor as a brier; the most upright is

18a, xlviil, 8. ... For I knew rupted themselves; their spot is sharper than a thorn-hedge: the not the spot of his children; they day of thy watchmen and thy that thou wouldest deal very are a perverse and crooked gene- visitation cometh; now shall be treacherously, and wast called a ration. their perplexity.

transgressor from the womb, 378


disobedient to parents. Without the LORD to wrath. Likewise, Job xxil, 5. 18 not thy wicked-understanding, covenant-break- when the LORD sent you from

ers, without natural affection, im- Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up ness great? and thine iniquitles placable, unmerciful: Who, know- and possess the land which I have Infinite?

ing the judgment of God, that given you; then ye rebelled against Ps. 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. Ye 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 LORD from the day that I knew Ps. lv, 10, 11. Day and night an open sepulchre; with their you. they go about it upon the walls tongues they have used deceit; Ps. kxxviii, 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 wilderis in the midst thereof: deceit ing and bitterness: Their feetness, and guile depart not from her are swift to shed blood: Destrucstreets. tion and misery are in their ways that draw iniquity with cords of

Isa. v, 18-20. Woe unto them 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 Çor. 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, An herit the kingdom of God? Be counsel of the Holy One of Israel heart that deviseth wicked imag- not deceived: neither fornicators, draw nigh and come, that we may inations, feet that be swift in run- nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor 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 him that selves


mankind. Nor put darkness for light, and light boweth discord among brethren. thieves, nor covetous, nor drunk- for darkness; that put bitter for

Isa. lix, 7, 8. Their feet run to ards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, sweet, and sweet for bitter! 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 This is the rest wherewith ye may

Isa. xxviil, 12. To whom he said, thoughts of iniquity; wasting and the flesh are manifest, which are des.ruction are in their paths. these; Adultery, fornication, un

cause the weary to rest; and this The way of peace they know not; cleanness, lasciviousness, Idola

is the refreshing: yet they would

not hear. and there is no judgment in their try, witchcraft, hatred, variance, 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 Jer. vii, 9,10. Will ye steal, mur

like: of the which I tell you before, spoken and done evil things as der, and commit adultery, and as I have also told you in time thou couldest.

Jer. vi, 16, 17. Thus saith the swear_falsely, and burn incense past, that they wbich do such unto Baal, and walk after other things shall not inherit the king- LORD, Stand' ye in the ways, and 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 a 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

you, saying, Hos. iv, 1-8. Hear the

word of profane, for murderers of fathers Hearken to the sound of the the Lord, ye children of Israel: and murderers of mothers, for trumpet. But they said, We will for the Lord hath a controversy manslayers, For whoremongers, 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, por 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 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. Therefore shall the land mourn,


well unto you. But they hearken

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


walked in the counsels and in the thérein 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 thon and went backward, and not forfowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of provokest the LORD thy God to ward. the sea also shall be taken wrath in the wilderness: from the away. day that thou didst depart out of hearkened' unto me, saith the

Jer. xxv, 7. Yet ye have not Rom. 1, 28–32. And even as they the land of Egypt, until ye ame LORD; that ye might provoke me did not like to retain God in their unto this place, yo have been re- to anger with the works of your knowledge, God gave them over bellious against the LORD. Also hands to your own hurt. to a reprobate mind, to do those in Horeb ye 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, cov- you. Furthermore the LORD Go and tell the men of Judah, and etousness, malíciousness; full of spake unto me, saying, I have the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will envy, murder, debate, deceit, ma- seen this people, and, behold, it is yo iot receive instruction to lignity; whisperers, Backbiters, a stiff-necked people: And at hearken to my words? saith the haters of God, despiteful, proud, Taberah, and at Massah, and at LORD. boasters inventors of evil things, Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked Jer. XXXVI, 31. 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 inhabitants of Jerusalem, and

not be reformed by me by these Rev. xvill. 5. For her sins bave upou the men of Judah, all the things, but will walk contrary reached unto heaven, and God

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

contrary unto you, and will punnot.

ish you yet seven times for your EXPERIENCE OF TIE 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 wa had burnt incense unto other quarrel of my covenant: and when gods, and all the women that 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, all the people that dwelt in the ence among you; and ye shall be but by the law; for I had not land of Erypt, in Pathros, answer-delivered into the hand of the known lust, except the law lad ed Jeremiah, saying, As for the enemy.

said, Thou shalt not covet. But word that thou hast spoken unto Num. XV, 30, 31. But the son sin, taking occasion by the comus in the name of the LORD, we that doeth ought presumptuously, manner of concupiscence. For

mandment, wrought in me all will not learken unto thee. (whether he be born in the land, or without the law sin was dead. Ezek. II, 3-5. And he said unto a stranger) the same reprocheth For I was alive without the law

the LORD; children of Israel, to a rebellious cut off from among buls people. ment came, sin revived, and i nation that hath rebelled against

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

which was ordained to life, transgressed aginst me, even

broken bis commandment, that
soul shall utterly be cut off; his taking occasion by the command-

found to be unto death. For sin, unto this very day. For they are impudent children, and stiff-heart iniquity 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, stift-necked, as your fathers and the commandment holy and Thus saith the Lord God. And were.

just and good. Was tlien 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 sewest up mine iniquity.

might appear sin, working duath bhall kuow that there hath been a

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

Jer. xix, 15. This saith the sin by the con mandinent might

Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, become exceeding sinful. For wo Ezek. xii, 2. Son of man, thou Bebold, I will bring upon this city, know that the law is spiritual; dwellest in the midst of a rebel- and upon all her towns all the evil but I am carnal, sold unler sin. lious house, which have eyes to that I have pronounced against For that which I do I allow 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

I consent unto the law that it is Samaria 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 thing abominations

more than saying, Pray for 11s 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 thuu bast done. Thou also, which so declare un'ous, and we will do me; but how to perform that hast ju iged iby sisters, bear thine it. And now I have tbis day de- which is good I find not. For the own shume, for thy sins that thou clared it tv you; bat ye have not good that I would I do not: but hast committed more abominable obeyed the voice of the LORD the evil which I would not, that I than they: they are more right- your God, vor any thing for the do. Now, if I do that I would not, evus than thou; yea, be thou con- which he hath sent me

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

that dwelleth in me. I find then you. 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 me. For Zech. vii, 12. Yea, they made not spare, neither will I have pity; the inward man: But I sce an

also deal iú fury: mine eye shall i delight in ihe law of God after their hearis as an a lámant-stone, and though they cry in mine ears other law in my members, Warring 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. bosts bath sent in his Spirit by

bringing me into captivity to the the former proplets: therefore Heb. iii, 7-9, 15. Wherefore (as law of sin which is in my memcame a great wrath from the the Holy Ghost saith, To-day, if bers. O wretched man that I am! 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 uvod

cation, in the day of templation through Jesus Christ our Lord. WARNINGS.

in the wilderuess; When your so then with the wind I myself Exod. xxxii, 9, 10. And the and saw

my works forty years. desli the law.uf sin.

fathers tempted me, proved me, brve the law of God, but with the LORD said unto Muses, I have seen this per ple and behold it is While it is said, To-day, ii ye will stiff-nuched people.

hear bis voice, harden not your

2 Cor. xil, 20. For I fear, lest, therefure let me alone, that hearts, as in the provocation.

when I come 1 shull pot tind you my wruth 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 duy, saying, in David, To-l be found unto you such as yo



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

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

stranger doth not intermeddlo tumults.

Isa. xll, 28. For I beheld, and with his joy.

there was no man; even among II. thein, and there was no counsellor: is it to get wisdom than gold? and

Prov. xvi, 16. How much better DELIVERANCE FROM

that, 'when I asked of them, could to get un ierstanding rather to be answer a word.

chosen than silver? HIS FALLEN STATE.

Jer. iv, 22. For my people is See REDEMPTION. foolish, they have not known me; wisdom loveth his own siul: he

Prov. xix, 8. Ile that getteth they are sottish children, and they that keepeth understanding shall III. have nono understanding: they

find good. MAN-INTELLECTUAL, are wise to do evil, but to do good EVILS OF IGNORANCE. they have no knowledge.

Prov. xxiv, 5. A wise man 18

strong; yea, a man of knowledge Prov. xxi, 16. The man that Mark viii, 17-21. And when increaseth strength. wandereth out of the way of uur | Jesus knew it, he salth unto them, Eccles. 1, 16-18. I communed derstanding shall remain in the Why reason ye because ye have with mine own beart, saying, LO, congregution 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 ye your have gotten more wisdom'than are gone into captivity, because heart yet hardened? Having eyes, all they that have been before me they have no knowledge. .

seo ye not? and having ears, hear in Jerusalem; yea, my heart had

yo not? and do ye not remember, great experience of wisdoin ånd 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 made fore he that made them will not baskets full of fragments took yo ness and folly: 1 perceived that have mercy on them, and he that up? They say unto bim, Twelve. this also is vexation of spirit. Fur 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. il, 15. Then said I in my cursed.

unto them,

How is it that yo do heart, as it happeneth to the fool, Acts ili, 17. And now, brethren, not understand?

so it happeneth even to me; and I wot that through ignorance 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. Wis tom is 1 Tim. 1, 13. .....

I obtained they marvelled; and took know- good with an inheritance; and by mercy, because I did it ignorantly ledge of thein, that they had been it there is profit to them that seo

with Jesus. in unbelier.

the sun. For wistlom is a defence, Jude 10. But these speak evil 1 Cor. xv, 34. Awake to right- and money is a defence: but thó of those things which they know eousness, and sin not; for some excellency of knowledge is, that not; but what they know natur- have not the knowledge of God: I wisdom giveth life to them that

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

the wise more than ten inighty things they corrupt themselves.

Heb. v, 11. Of whom we have men which are in the city.

many things to say, and hard to
be uttered, seeing ye are dull of he shall understand these things

Hosea xiv, 9. Who is wise, and Deut. xxxil, 28. For they are a hearing. dation void of counsel, neither is

prudent, and he shall know thein?

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. 1x, 23. And all the Luke xli, 47, 48. And that serprepare thine heart, and stretch kings of the earth sought the vant, which knew his lord's will, out thine hauds toward him;

presence of Solomon, to hear his and prepared not himself, neither Job xxxil, 9. Great men are not wisdom, that God had put in his did according to his will, shall be

heart. always wise; neither do the aged

beaten with many stripes. But ho understand judgment.

Ps. cxi, 10. The fear of the that knew not, and uid commit Ps. lxxill, 21, 22. Thus my heart LORD is the beginning of wisdom: things worthy of stripes, shall be was grieved, and I was pricked

in a good understanding have ali beaten with tew stripes. For uuto my reins. So foolish was I, and they that do his commandments: whomsoever much is given, of ignorant: I was as a beast before his pruise endureth for ever.

him shall be much required; and

to whom men have committed theo. Prov. XXX, 2-4. Surely I am

Prov. II, 9-11. Then shalt thou much, of him they will ask the moro brutisli than any man, and

understand righteousness, and more.

judgment, and equity; yea, every John ix, 41. Jesus said unto have not the understanding of a good path. When wisdon enter them, If ye were blind, ye should man. I neither learned wisdom, eth into thine heart, and know- have no sin: but now yo say, Wo huly. Who hath ascended up into ledge is pleasant unto thy soul; see; therefore your sin remuineth, hoiven, or descended? who hath Discretiou shall preserve thee, un

John xv, 22. If I had not come gathered the wind in his fists? who

derstanding shali keep theo. and spoken unto them, they had hath bound the waters in a gar- Prov. xill, 14. The law of the not had sin: but now they have no mout? who hath established all wise is a fountain of life, to departcloak for their sin. the ends of the earth? what is from the suares of death,

Acts vii, 23. For I perceive that

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