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" Two things have I required of thee ; deny me them not before I die. Remove far from me vanity and lies ; give me neither poverty nor riches ; feed me with food convenient for me : lest I be full and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord ? or lest I be poor... "
The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha - Page 76
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Sermons,

William Jay - Sermons - 1814 - 532 pages
...But indigence has its perils ; hence the prayer of wisdom has always been, " Give me neither poverty nor riches, feed me with " food convenient for me...and " steal, and take the name of my God in vain." Sensible things press upon the body, and the body affects the mind. The world has the advantage of...
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Twelve sermons. Tracts

Jonathan Swift - 1814
...— Agur's prayer, with the reasons of his wish, are full to this purpose : " Give me neither poverty nor riches. Feed me with food convenient for me; lest...poor and steal, and take the name of my God in vain." From what hath been said, I shall, in the second place, offer some considerations, that may be useful...
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Quakerism Unveiled: Truth Prevalent : in Two Letters, Addressed to the ...

Ephraim Wood - Society of Friends - 1815 - 379 pages
...the Christian Observer, p. 413. vol. iv. confession of faith and prayer, says, " Two things have 1 required of thee; deny me them not before I die: remove...poor and steal, and take the name of my God in vain!" Prov. c. 30— 7—9. Again, I cannot go so far as the late celebrated Dr. Buchan, that " a sound mind...
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A Compendium of the Religious Doctrines, Religious and Moral Precepts ...

Rodolphus Dickinson - Bible - 1815 - 276 pages
...wall in his own conceit. I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. Give me neither poverty nor riches ; feed me with food convenient for me :...poor and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. The .wicked biesseth the covetoUs,...
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The Works of Nathaniel Lardner, Volume 5

Nathaniel Lardner - Dissenters, Religious - 1815
...temptations, to do that which is evil. To this purpose is that request of Agur : " Two things have I desired of thee. Deny me them not, before I die. Remove far...convenient for me. Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say : Whois the Lord ? and lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of the Lord my God in vain," Prov....
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The Whole Works of the Rev. W. Bates, Volume 2

William Bates - Presbyterianism - 1815
...deprecated the extremes: " Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest 1 be full and deny thee, and say, who is the Lord ? Or lest I be poor and steal, and take the name of the Lord in vain." Prov. 30. 8, 9. He was not without doubt or danger, lest he should be corrupted...
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Sermons on the epistles or gospels for the Sundays throughout the year, Volume 2

Richard Warner - 1816
...to GOD, say, " Give me neither " poverty nor riches, but feed me with food " convenient lor me: kst I be full, and deny " thee ; and say, who is the LORD...and steal ; and take the. name " of my GOD in vain." To Lazarus had been committed only a small talent ; he was therefore accountable to GOD only for a...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - English language - 1816 - 254 pages
...human life, and human happiness. .-Remember, and admire, the wisdom of Agur's petition : " Remove fur from me vanity and lies. Give me neither poverty nor...food convenient for me : lest I be full, and deny tliee ; and say, who is the Lord ? or lest I-be poor, and steal; and take the name of my God in vain."-...
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The Theological and Miscellaneous Works of Joseph Priestley, Volume 25

Joseph Priestley - Theology - 1780
...treasure of wisdom which there is in the prayer of Agur, (Prov. xxx. 8, 9,) " Give me neither poverty nor riches ; feed me with food convenient for me ;...poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain." Without a well-disciplined mind, great riches and power never fail to produce insolence towards a man's...
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The Child's Instructor: Consisting of Easy Lessons for Children ...

John Ely - Readers - 1817 - 103 pages
...Billy found Agur's prayer in the xxxth chapter of Proverbs ; and here it is: Two things have I desired of thee; deny me them not before I die. Remove far...from me vanity and lies give me neither poverty nor rnhes ; feed me with. food convenient for me, lest I be full and deny TJiec, and say, Who is the Lord?...
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