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shall speak of thy word: for all night, and have kept thy law. hands also will I lift up unto thy chy commandments are right. This I had, because I kept thy commandments, which I have tousness. precepts.

loved; and I will meuitate in thy Dan, vil, 16. I came near anto

Mal. iv, 4. Remember ye the statutes. Mine eyes fail for thy one of them that stood by, and law of Moses my servant, which I

wori, saying, When wilt thou asked him the truth of all this. commanded unto him in Horeb waited for me to destroy me: but

comfort me? The wicked have So he told me, and made me for all Israel, with the statutes know the interpretation of the and judgments.

I will consider thy testimonies.

O how love I thy law! it is my things.

Heb, il, 1. Therefore we ought meditation all the day. ThereMatth, xill, 51, 52. Jesus saith to give the more earnest need to fore I love thy commandments unto them, Have ye understood the things which we have heard, above gold, yea, above fine goli, all these things? They say unto lest at any time we should let I opened my moutli, and panted: him, Yea, Lord. Then said he them slip.

for I longed for thy commandunto them, Therefore every 2 Peter ill, 1. This secondments. Mine eyes prevent the scribe, which is instructed unto epistle, beloved, I now write unto night-watches, that I might medithe kingdom of heaven, is like you; in both which I stir up your tale in thyword. My soul hath kept unto a man that is an bouseholder, pure minds by way of remem- thy testimoules, and I love thein which bringeth forth out of his brance.

exceedingly. treasure things new and old.

Jude 17. But, beloved, remem- 1 John il, 13, 14. I write unto Matth. xv, 15, 16. Then answer- ber ye the words which were you, fathers, because ye have ed Peter, and said unto him, De spoken before of the apostles of known him that is from the beclare auto us this parable. And our Lord Jesus Christ.

ginuing. I write unto you, young Jesus said, Are ye also yet willi

men, because ye have overcome out understanding.

MEDITATION UPON IT.

the wicked one. I write unto you, Mrk iv, 10--12. And when he Deut. vi, 6. And these words, known the Father. I have written

little children, because ye have was alone, they that were about which I command thee this day, unto you, talhars, because ye have him with the twelve asked of him shall be in thine heart.

known him that is from the bethe parable. And he said unto

Deut. xi, 18. Therefore shall ye ginning. I have written unto yon, them, Unto you it is given to lay up tbese my words in your young men, because ye are strous, know the mystery of the king heart and in your soul, and bind and the word of Gud abideth in dom of Gol: but unto them that them for a sign upon your hand, you, and ye have overcome the are without, all these things are done in parables:

That seeing tween your eyes.

that they may be as frontlets be- wicked one. they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and

Deut. xxxii, 46. And he sald

Jer. xv, 16. Thy words were not understand; lest at any time unto them, Set your hearts unto found, and I did eat them..... their sins should be forgiven among you this day, which yo man, bear what I say unto thee; they should be converted, and all the words which I testify

Ezek. ii, 8, 9. But thou, son of them.

shall command your children to Bark vii, 17. And when he was observe to do, all the words of Be not thou rebellious like that

rebellious house: open thy mouth, entered into the house from the this law.

and eat that I give thee. Aud people, his disciples asked him Josh. 1, 8. This book of the law when I looked, behold, an hand concerning the parable.

shall not depart out of thy mouth; was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll Mark xit, 24. And Jesus answer. but thou shalt meditate therein of a book was therein. ing suid vuto them, Do ye not day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that unto me, Son of man, eat that

Exek, 111, 1-3. Moreover, he said therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the

is written therein: for then thou thou findest; eat this roll, and go power of God?

shalt make thy way prosperous speak unto the house of Israel. John v, 39. Search the scrip- success.

and then tbou shall have good so I opened my mouth, and he tures; for in them ye think ye

caused me to eat that roll. And bave eternal life: and they are

Job xxill, 12. Neither have I he said unto me, Son of man, they which tes!ity of me.

gone back from the command cause thy belly to eat, and all thy Acts xvii, 11. These were more ment of his lips; I have esteemed bowels with this roll that I give noble than those in Thessalonica, the words of his mouth more than thee. Then din I eat it; and it in that they received the word my necessary food.

was in my mouth as honey for

sweetness. with all readiness of mind, and Ps. 1, 2, 3. But his delight 18 In searched the scriptures daily, the law of the LORD; and in his which I heard from heaven spako

Rev. X, 8-10. And the volco whether those things were 80. law doth he meditate day and Acts xvili, 24. And a certain night. And he shall be like a

unto me again, and said, Go and Jew, named Apollos, born at tree planted by the rivers of take the little book which is open Alexandria an eloquent man, and water, that bringeth forth his in the hand of the angel which mighty in the scriptures, came to fruit in his season: bis leaf also the earth. And I went unto the

standeth upon the sea and upon Ephesus.

shall not wither; and whatsoever angel, and said unto him, Givo

he doeth shall prosper. Eph. III, 4. Whereby, when ye

me the little book. And be said read, ye may understand my Ps. cxix, 11, 15, 47, 48, 82, 95, 97, unto me, Take it, and eat it up; knowledge in the mystery of 127, 131, 148, 167. Thy word have and it shall make thy belly bitter, Christ.

I bid ip mine heart, that I might but it shall be in thy mouth sweet

not sin against thee. I will medl. as boney. And I took the little REMEMBRANCE OF SCT.IP- tate in thy precepts, and have re- book out of the angel's hand, and TURE.

spect unto thy ways. And I will ate it up; and it was in my mouth Ps. cxix, 55, 56. I have remem- delight myself in thy command sweet as honey: and as soon as I bered thy name, O LORD, In the ments, which I have loved. My had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

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SPEECH.

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speech, and of an hard language, language; in the name of king PRIMEVAL LANGUAGE.

but to the house of Israel: Not to Ahasuerus was it written, and Gen. it, 19 , 20. And out of the many people of a strange speech, sealed with the king's ring.

and of an hard language, whose ground the LORD God formed words thou canst not understand: five cities in the land of Egypt

Isa. xix, 18. In that day shall every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought they would have bearkened untó and swear to the LORD of hosts:

surely, had I sent thee to them, speak the language of Canan, themi unto Adam to see what lie thee. would call them; and whatsoever

one shall be called, The city of Adam called every living crea

1 Cor. xiv, 10, 11, 21. There are, destruction. ture, that was the name thereof. It may be, so many kinds of

Isa. XXXVI, 11. Then said EliaAnd Adam gave pomes to all voices in the world, and none of kim, and Shebna, and Joah, unto cattle, and to the fowl of the air, themes without siguification. Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, and to every beast of the field: Therefore if I know, not the unto thy servants in the Syriaa but for Allam there was not meaning of the voice, I shall be language; for we understand it: found an help incet for him.

unto him that speaketli a bartar- and speak not to us in the Jews'

ian, and he that speaketh shall be language, in the ears of the peoORIGIN OF DIFFERENT

a barbarian unto me. In the law ple that are on the wall.

It is written, With men of other
LANGUAGES.
tongues and other lips will I

Dan. 1, 4. Children .. .. whom Gen. xi, 1,' 6, 7. 9. And the speak unto this people; and yet and the tongue of the Chaldeans.

they might teach the learning whole earth was of one language, for all that will they not hear me, and of one speech. And the saith the Lord.

Dan. v, 24-28. Then was the Lord salil, Beliold, the people is

part of the hand sent from him; one, and they have all one lan- VARIOUS LANGUAGES MENTIONED and this writing was written. guage; and this they begin to do:

IN SCRIPTURE.

And this is the writing that was and now nothing will be restrain

written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, ed from them, which they have

Gen. xlii, 23. And they knew UPIIARSIN. This is the interimagined to do. Go to let us go

not that Joseph understood them; pretation of the thing: MENE; down, and there confound their for he spake uuto them by an in- God hath numbered thy king. zanguage, that they may not une terpreter.

dom, and finished it. TEKEL derstand one another's speech. Judges xil, 5, 6. And the Thon art weighed in the balances, Thitefore is the name of it called Gileadites took the passages of and art found wanting. PERES; Babel; because the LORD did there Jordan before thy Ephraimites: Thy kingdom is divided, and confound the langurge of all the and it was so that when those given to the Medes and Perearth; and froin thence did the Ephraimites which were esciped slans, LORD scatter them abroad upon said, Let me go Or that the

Dan. vi, 25. Then king Darius the face of all the earth.

men of Gilead said unto him, Art wrole unto all people, nations,

thou an Ephraimite? If he sail, and languages, that dwell in all Deut. ssvill, 49. The Lord shall Say; Then sallatley unto him; the varili; Pescu ve multiplied

Say now Shibboleth; and he said unto you. bring a nation against thee from Sibboleth: for he could not frame far, from the end of the earth, as to pronounce it right. Then they

Acts li, 8-11. And how hear we swift as the eagle fieth; a nation took him, and slew him at the every man in our own tongge, whose tongue ihou shalt not un

wherein we were born? passages of Jordan; and there fell derstand. at that timo of the Ephraimiles and the dwellers in Mesopotamulik,

thlalls, and Medes, and Elamites, Is. cxiv, 1. When Israel went forty and two thousand.

and in Judea, :nd Cappadocia, in out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange lan

2 Kings xvill, 26. Then sala Ponius, and' A.it. Phrygia and

Eliakim the sun of Hilkiah, and Pamplaylia in Egypt, and in the guage.

Shebna, and Joah, unto Rab parts of Libya about 'Cyrene, and Isa. xxvill, 11. For with stam- shakeh, Speak. I pray thive, to thy strangzers of Romo, Jews and mering lips, and another tongue, servants in the Syrian language; Proselyies.

Cretes, and Arab will be speak to this people. for we understand it; and talk notians, wo do hear them speak in

Isa, XXXill, 19. Thou shalt not with us in the Jews' language in our íougues the wonderful works see a flerce people, a people of a the ears of the people that are on ou God. decper sporch than thou canst the wall.

Acts xxi 37. And as Paul was p1c1ve; sustaminering tongue,

Esther ill, 12. Then were the to be led into the castle, be sud that thou canst not understand. kiny's scribes called on the wir.

anto the chief eplanu, May I Jer. v, 15. 10, I will bring a teenth day of tive first month, and spak unio turt? Who said, Caust nation upon you from far. O house there was written (according to tu speak Creek? of 1»r«el, salili the Lord: it is a all that Ilaman baru commanded) mighty nation, it is an ancient unto the hog's lieutenants, and signiFICANCY OF ANCIENT nailou, a nation wliuse language to the governors that were over thou know'est not, neither under every province, and to the rulers

NAMES OF PERSONS. standest what they say. of every people of every province,

Gen. ili, 20. And Adam called Ezek. ill, 6 v. For thou art not according 10 the writing thereof, his wife's name Eve; lectuu suo sent to a peuple of a slrunge and to overy people alter their was the muluor of all livms.

Gen. v, 29. And he called his LORD to me, Call his name 12- Gen. xxxiii, 20. And he erected name Noal, saying, This same lar-shalal-hash-baz: for before there an altar, aud called it ElBhall comfort us concerning our the child sball have knowledge elolie-Israel. work anu tvil otourbands, because to cry, My father, and my mother, of ileground which the Lord bath the riches of Damascus and the the name of the place where God

Gen. XXXV, 15. And Jacob called curred.

spoil of Samaria shall be taken spake with him, Betli-el. Gun. xvi1,5, 15. Neither shall thy away before the king of Assyria.

Exod. xvii, 7. And he called the namo any more be called Abram; Dan. 1, 6, 7. Now among these

name of the place Massal, and but thy name shall be Abraham: were, of the children of Judali, Meribali, because of the chiding for a father of many nations have Daniel, Hananialı, Mishael, and of the children of Israel, and beI made thee. And God said unto a zarial; Unto whom the prince cause they tempted the LORD, Abraliam, As for Sarai tby wife, of the eunuchs give, names: for saying, Is the LORD amung us, or thou shalt not call her name he gave unto Daniel the name of

not? Sarai, but Sarab shall her name Belteshazzar; and to lavaniah, be. of Shadiach; and to Mishael, of

Num. xl, 3. 34. And he called Gen. xI8V, 10. and God sala Meshacl; and to Azariah, of Abed- the name of the place Taberah;

because the fire of the LORD burnt unto him, Thy name is Jacob: nego. thy name shall not be called any Ilosea I, 4-6 9. And the LORD said name of that place Kibroth-hat

among them. And he called the more Jacob, but Israel shall be unto hlin, Call his name Jezreeli taavah: beceuse there they buried tly name: and he called his uame for yet a little while, and I will the people that lusted. Israel.

avenge the blood of Jezreel upon Gen. xii, 61, 62. And Joseph the touse of Jehu, and will cause of Reuben,' and the children of

Josh. xxii, 31. And the children Manussen: For Gol, said he, bath "house of Israel. And it shall como Gad, called the altar Ed: for it Diade ine forget all my tuil, and to pass at that day, that I will shall be a witness between us that all my father's house. And the break the bow of Israel in the the LORD is God. name of the &cond called he valley of Jezreel. And she con Judges il, 5. And they called Ephraim: For God hash caused ceived again, and bare a daughter. the name of that place Rochim: me to be fruitful in the land of my And God said unto him, Call her and they sacrificed ilere unto the ail.clion.

liame Lo-ruliamal: fur I will no LORD. Exod. ii , 22. And she bare him a of Israel; but I will utterly take an altar there unto the Lord, and

more have mercy upon the house Judges vi, 24. Then Gideon built son, and be called his dame Ger-them away. Then said God, Call called it Jehovah-shalom: unto shom; for he said, I have been a his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not this day it is yet in Oplorah of the stranger in a strango land.

my people, and I will not be your Abi- zrites. Ecod. xviii,3,4. And her two sonsi God, of which the name of the one was

Judges xv, 17. And it came to Gershom; (for lae said, I have been to Jesus. And when Jesus be- of speaking, that he cast away

John I, 42. And he brought him pass, when he had made an end an alien in a strange land:) and held him, he said, 'Thou art Simon the jawbone out of his land, and the name of the other was Elie the son of Jona: thou sbalt be called that place Ramath-lebi. zer; (for the God of my father, called Cephas, which is, by intersaid he, was mine help, and deliv.

Judges xvill. 12. And they went ered me from the sword of Plia- pretation, a slone.

up, and pitched in Kirjath-jcarim, tao'.)

OF PLACES.

in Judah; wherefore they called Ruth 1, 20, 21. And she said unto

that place Mabaneh-darunto them, Call me not Naoini, call me the name of the LORD that spake jath-learim.

Gen. xvi, 13, 14. And she called this day; behold, it is behind KirMara : for the Almighty bath unto her, Thou God seest me: for dealt very bitterly with me. went out iull, and the LORD hath after laim that seeth me? Where made a breach upon Uzz.: wheresho sald, Have I also here looked displease, beatise the Lord had

1 Chron. xiil, 11. And David was bronght me home agaiu empty: fore the well was called Beer-la-fore that plico is called Perezwlis then cill ye me Naomi, xeer Hai-rol; behold, it is between uzza to this day. ing the lord hath testified agaiust Kadesh and Dered. me, and the Aliniglaly built alll.cl. ed me?

Gen. xix, 22. Haste ye, escape

1 Chron. siv, 11. So they came 1 Sam. iv, 21. and she named thither; for I cannot do anything up to Baal-perazim; and David

till thou be come thither: there smote them there. Then David the child 1-chabod, saying, The forethe name of the city was called said, God bath broken in upon glory is departed from Terael: Zvar.

mine enemies by mine hand like (because the ark of God was

Gen. sxil, 14. And Abraham therefore they called the name of

the breaking forth of waters: taken, and because of her father. in-law, and her husband.)

called the name of that placo Je1 Sam. xxv, 25. Let not my lord, day, in the mount of the LORD it bovab-jirel: as it is said to this

that place Baal-perazim.

Isaiah Ixil, 4. Thou shalt no I pray thee, regard t.is man of sliali be seen.

more be termed Forsaken; neither Belial, eren Nabal; for as his name is so is le: Nabal is his name, and

Gen. xxvi 33. And be called it shall lliy land any more be termed tolly 13 with him : but I, thine Slebab: therefore the name of the Desolate: bat thou shall be called

lleplizi-bab, and thy land Beulah: hanimahl, saw not the young city is Beer-sheba upto this day. men of my lord, whom tbou didst Gen. xxxi, 47-49. And Laban for the LORD delighteth in thee, send, called it Jegar-sahadutha: bnt

and thy land shall be married. Jacob called it Galeed. And La- Jer. xix, 6. Therefore, Velold, 2 Sam. xii, 25. And he sent by ban said, 'This heap is a witness the days como, saith the WORD: the brand of Natban the prophet; lietween me and thee this day. that this price shall no more ba and ho called liis name Jedidial, Thereforo was the name or ii called Toph, nor, The valley of because of the LORD.

called Galeod; And Mizpih; for the son or linuom, bui, The val. Isa. Viil, 3, 4. And I went unto he said, The LORD watch between ley oi slaughter. the prophetess; and she conceived, me and thee, when we are absent Exl. xx, 29. Then I said unto and baro a son. Then said the one from another.

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error trouble.

Mereunto yo go? And the name ness; and the end of his talk is but a man of understanding boldthereof is called Bamah unto this mischievous madness.

eth his peace. lay. Isa. xxxi, 6. For the vile person

Prov. xii, 13. The wicked 18 Ezek. xxxix, 16. And also the will speak villany, and his heart snared by the transgression of his name of the city shall be Hamonah. will work iniquity, to practice lips: but the just shall come out of Thus shall they cleanse the land. bypocrisy, and to utter

against the LORD, to make empty Prov. xvil, 9, 27, 28. He that 2nd.

the soul of the hungry; and he covereth a transgression seeketh THE ORGAN OF SPEECHI. will cause the drink of the thirsty love: but he that repeateth a

to fail. (See under BODY,

matter separateth rery friends.

He that hath knowledge spareth

Matth. xil, 35--37. A good man, MOUTH, LIPS, TONGUE.)

out of the good treasure of the his words; and a man of underGOVERNMENT OF TIIE heart, bringeth forth good things: standing is of an excellent spirit.

and an evil man, out of the evil Even a fool, when he holdeth his TONGUE.

treasure,bringeth forth evil things. peace, is counted wise; and he that 2 Chron. x, 7. And they spako But I say unto you, That every shutteth his lips is esteemed a man unto him, saying, If thou be kind idle word that men shall speak, of understanding. to this people, and please them, they shall give account thereof in Prov. xxl, 23. Whoso keepeth and speak good words to them, the day of judgment. For by thy his mouth and his tongue keepeth they will be thy servants for ever. words thou shalt be justified, and his soul from troubles.

Prov. XXX, 32. If thou hast done Job xxxviii, 2. Who is this that by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

foolishly in lifting up thyself, or darkeneth counsel by words willout knowledge?

Eph, iv, 29. Let no corrupt com- if thou hast thought evil, 'lay

thine hand upon thy mouth. Job xlil, 3. Who is ho that hid-munication proceed out of your eth counsel without knowledge? mouth, bnt that which is good to Amos v, 13. Therefore the protherefore have I uttered that I the use of edifying, that it may dent shall keep silence in that anderstood not; things too won- minister grace unto the hearers. time; for it is an evil time. derful for me, which I knew not.

Col. iv, 6. Let your speech be 1 Cor. xv, 33. Be not deceived: Prov. x, 14. Wise men lay up alway with grace, seasoned with evil communications corrupt good knowledge: but the mouth of the salt, that ye may kuow how ye manners. foolish is neur destruction. ought to answer every man. James I, 19, 26. Wherefore, my

Prov. xii, 14. A man shall be Titus ill, 2. To speak evil of no beloved brethren, let every man satisfied with good by the fruit of man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, be swift to hear, slow to speak, his mouth; and the recompence shewing all meekness unto all slow to wrath: If any man among of a man's hands shall be rendered med.

you seem to be religious, and unto him.

James 11, 12. 80 speak ye, and bridleth not his toogue, but deProv. xv, 23. A man hath joy so do, as they that shall be judged celreth his own heart, this mar's

religion is vain. by the answer of bis mouth; and by the law of liberty. u word spoken in due season. how James ill, 13. Who 18.8 wise

James ül, 5, 6, 8. Even so the good is it! man and endued with knowledge tongue is a little member, and

Behold Prov. xvi, 20-24. Ho that hand- among you? let him show out of how great a mattera nelle fire leth a matter wisely shall tipd good couversation his works with

kindleth! And the tongue is a good; and whoso trusteth in the meekness of wisdom.

fre, a world of iniquity: so is the LORD, happy is he. The wise in 1 Pet. ii, 1. Wherefore, laying tongue among our members, that it heart shall be called prudent; and aside all malice, and all gulle, and defileththe whole body and setteth the sweetness of the lips increas- hypocrisies, and euvies, and all on fire the course of nature; and eth learning. Understanding is evil-speakings.

it is set on fire of hell. But the a well-spring of lite unto him that hath it: but the instruction of

tongue can no man tame; it is an

1 Pet. lil, 9, 10, 15. Not rendering fools is folly. The heart of the evil for evil, or railing for railing unruly evil, full of deadly poison. wise teacheth his mouth, and but contrariwise blessing; knowaddeth learning to his' lips. ing that ye are thereunto called, PROPRIETY OF SPEECH. Pleasant words are as an honey that ye should inherit a blessing. comb, sweet to the soul, and For he that will love life, and see od for your words; I gave ear to

Job xxxil, 11-14. Behold, I walthealth to the bones.

Prov. xviii, 21. Death and life longue from evil, and his lips out what to say. Yes, I attended are in the power of the tongue; sanctify the Lord God in your none of you that convinced Job,

that they speak no pulle: But unto you; and, behold, there was and they that love it shall eat the hearts; and be ready always to give or that answered his words; Lest fruit thereof.

an answer to every man that ask: ye should say, We have found out Prov. xxii, 18, 21. For it is a eth you a reason of the hope that wisdom: God thrusteth him down, pleasant thing it thou keep them is in you with meekness and fear. not nian. Now, he hath not di within thee; they shall withal be

rected his words against me; fitted in thy lips. That ! might

AND ITS BENEFITS, ETC.

neither will I answer lim with makethee knowthe certaintyof the Job xill, 5. Oh that ye would al- your speeches. words of truth; that thou mightest together bold your peace! and it answer the words of truth to them should be your wisdom.

Ps. xxxvII, 30. The mouth of that send unto thee?

the righteous speaketh wisdom,

Ps. Ixiv, 8. So they shall make and his tongue talketh of juds Prov. xxiv, 26. Every man shall their own tongue to fall upon ment. kiss his lips that giveth a right themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

Prov. xviii, 4. The words of s

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man's mouth are as deep waters Eccles. x, 13. The beginning of Prov. xi, 12. He that is vold of and the well-spring of wisdom and the words of his mouth is foolish-I wisdom despireth his neighbour: I a flowing brook.

answer.

Prov. xx, 5. Counsel in the hoart | wM receive commandments: bat presence of the Lord God; for of man is like deep water: but a a prating fool shall fall.

the day of the LORD is at hand: man of understanding will draw

Prov. xlil, 8. He that keepeth for the Lord hath prepared a saoit out.

his mouth keepeth his life: but he ritice, he halb bid his guests. Prov. xxv, 15. By long forbear that opene wide his lips sball ing is a prince persuaded, and a have destruction.

INSTANCES OF CHALLENGE OB soft tongue breaketh the bone. Prov. xviii, 2, 3, 6, 7, 13. A fool

ADDRESS. Prov. xxxi, 26. She openeth her hath no delight in understanding,

Gen. xvlli, 12, 13. Therefore mouth with wisdom; and in her but that his heart may discover ittongue is the law of kindness.

Sarah laughed within herself, say. self. Whenthe wicked cometh, then Eccles. xii, 11. The words of the cometh also contempt, and with 10g, After I am waxed old shall'i

have pleasure, my lord being old wise are as goads, and as nails ignominy reproach. A' fool's lips

also? fastened by the masters of assem- mouth calleth for strokes.

And the LORD said unto enter into contention, and his Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah

А blies, which are given from one fools mouth is hls destruction, bear a child, which am old?

laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety Bhepherd.

and his lips are the snare of his James iii, 2. For in many things soul. He that answereth a matter of Heth answered Abraham, say,

Gen. xxill,5,6. And the children we offend all. If any man offend before he heareth it, it is folly and Ing unto him, Hear us, my lord:. Dot in word, the same is a perfect shame unto him. man, and able also to bridle the

Thou art a mighty prince among

Prov. xxix, 11, 20. A fool utter- us; in the choice of our sepulchres whole body.

eth all his mind: but a wise man bury thy dead: none of us all IMPROPRIETY.

keepeth it in till afterwards withhold from thee bis sepulcbre,

Seest thou a man that is hasty in but that thou mayest bury thy Prov. x, 11, 19-21. The mouth of his words? there is more hope of dead. a righteous man is a well of life: a fool than of him.

Gen. xxiv, 49. And now if ye bat violence covereth the mouth Eccles. x, 14. A fool also is full will deal kindly and truly with my of the wicked. In the multitude of words: a man cannot tell what master, tell me: and if not, tell of words there wanteth not sin: shall be; and what shall be after me; that I may turn to the right but he that refraineth his lips is him, who can tell him?

hand, or to the left. wise. The tongue of the just is

Gen. xxvii, 21-23. And Isaac as choice silverthe heart of the

SILENCE.

said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray wicked is little worth. The lips of the righteous feed many: but

Gen. xxiv, 21. And the man thee, that I may feel thee, my son, fools die for want of wisdom.

whether thou be my very son wondering at her held his peace, Prov. xll, 22, 23. Lying lips are bis journey prosperous or not. to wit whether the Lord had made Esad or not. And Jacob went

Dear unto Isaac his father, and he abomination to the Lord: but they

felt him, and said, The voice 19 that deal truly are his delight. A

2 Kings xviii, 36. But the people Jacob's voice, but the hands are prudent man concealeth know-held their peace, and answered the bands of 'Esan. And he disledge: but the heart of fools

him not a word: for the king's cerned him not, because his bands

proclaimeth foolishness.

commandment was, saying, Ad-were bairy, as his brother Esau's

swer him not. Prov. xiil, 2, 16. A man shall

bands. So he blessed him, eat good by the fruit of his mouth: Job xill, 19. Who is he that will

Gen. XXXI, 36, 37. And Jacob Shau eat violence. Every prudent my tongue, I shall give up the and Jacob answered and said to but the soul of the transgressors plead with me? for now, if I hold man dealeth with knowledge: ghost. but a fool layeth open his folly.

Job Xİs, 9. The princes te what is my sin, that thou hast so

Laban, What is my trespass? Prov. xv, 1-4,7,28. A soft answer band on their mouth.

frained talking, and laid their hotly pursued after me? Wheretorneth away wrath: but grievous

as thou hast searched all my stuff, words stir up anger. The tongue

Job xxxii, 15, 16. They were what hast thou found of all thy of the wise useth knowledge amazed; they answered no more; household stuff? set it here before aright: but the mouth

of fools they left off speaking. When I my brethren and thy brethren, poureth out foolishness. The eyes bad waited, (for they spake not, that they may judge betwixt us of the Lord are in every place, but stood still, and answered no both. beholding the evil and the good? more.)

Num. xl, 10, 11, 13, 14, 28, 29. A wholesome tongue is a tree of P8. xxxix:1, 2. I sald, I will take Then Moses heard the people life: but perverseness therein is a heed to my ways, that I sin notweep throughout their families, breach in the spirit. The lips with my tongue: I will keep my every man in the door of bis tent: of the wise disperse knowledge : mouth with a bridle, while the and the anger of the LORD was but the heart of the foolist: doeth wicked is before me. I was dumb kindled greatly; Moses also was not so. The heart of the right- with silence; I held my peace, displeased. And Moses said unto eous studieth to answer: but the even from good; and my sorrow the LORD, Wherefore hast thou mouth of the wicked poureth out was stirred.

afflicted thy servant? and whereevil things.

Isa. XXXVI, 21. But they held fore have I not found favour in Eccles. ix, 17. The words of their peace, and answered him not thy sight, that thou layest the wise men are heard in qniet, more a word: for the king's command- burden of all this people upon me? than the cry of him that ruleth ment was, saying, Answer him whence should I have flesh to give among fools. not,

unto all this people? for they weep Eccles. X, 12. The words of a

unto me, saying, Give us flesh,

Isa. xll, 1. Keep silence before that we may eat. I am not able vise man's mouth are gracious; me, O Islands; and let the people to bear all this people alone, but the lips of a fool will swallow renew their strength: let them because it is too Leavy for me up himseit.

come near; let them speak: let And Joshua the son of Nun, the

us como near together to judg- servant of Moses, one of his young LOQUACITY. ment.

men, answered and said, My lord Prov. X, 8. The wise in heart Zeph. 1, 7. Hold thy peace at the l Moses, forbid them. And Moses

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