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" Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith ? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it ? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood. "
The life of William Dewsbury [ed. by J. Barclay]. - Page 21
by Edward Smith - 1836 - 323 pages
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Selections from the Old Testament: Or, the Religion, Morality and Poetry of ...

Sarah Austin - 1833 - 304 pages
...shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou ? or thy work, He hath no hands ? 2 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth...magnify itself against him that shaketh it ? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lifted it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as...
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Letters from Aristarchus to Philemon: In which the Distinguishing Doctrines ...

Chauncey Lee - Election (Theology) - 1833 - 221 pages
...confidence in his own sufficiency, expresses his absolute dependence in bold and striking figures. "Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth...magnify itself against him that shaketh it? As if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself as if...
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The Life of Mohammed: Founder of the Religion of Islam, and of the ..., Volume 2

George Bush - 1833 - 261 pages
...saith, by the strength of mine hand I have done it, and by my wisdom | for I am prudent. Shall the ax boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or...magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself as if...
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The Christian guardian (and Church of England magazine).

1833
...For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom." Whereas the Lord said, " Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth...the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it." The sudden check thus predicted to the vain-glorious triumphing of the " great king, " was seen when...
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The Doctrine of Divine Efficiency, Defended Against Certain Modern Speculations

Edward Dorr Griffin - Regeneration (Theology) - 1833 - 221 pages
...will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria and the glory of his high looks. — Shall the axe boast itself against him that hewet'h...therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketli it?" God had purposes to answer by the sins of the betrayer and murderers of Christ, and a...
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Taylorism Examined: Or a Review of the New Haven Theology

Tyler Thacher - Free will and determinism - 1834 - 216 pages
...carpenter might accomplish his work in spite of all that the carpenter could do to prevent it. But, " Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth...magnify itself against him that shaketh it? As if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as...
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Sixteen Discourses on the Liturgical Services of the Church of England

Thomas Bowdler - Sermons, English - 1834 - 272 pages
...for I am prudent," — lest we hear our consciences reproving us, in the language of the prophet, " Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth...shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it?"t Whatever we attribute to ourselves we take from Him who giveth wisdom to devise and strength...
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The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, the Text ..., Volume 4

Adam Clarke - Bible - 1837
...gathered all the earth ; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped. V5 stone : there- R- RomlM- 6fore they have destroyed...them. 20 Now therefore, О LORD our God, save us from rod should shake itself against them that lift it Up, or as if the staff should lift up ь itself,...
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The Works of Joseph Hall: Paraphrases of hard texts

Joseph Hall - Bishops - 1837
...have so much as a bird's wing moved against him, nor so much as a chirping noise of complaint ? X. 15. Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth...magnify itself against him that shaketh it ? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as...
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Christian modes of thinking and doing; or, The mystery of the ..., Volume 3

John Pring - 1837
...respect of such things ; or to determine, whether the means employed for them were necessary or not ? " Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth...the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it?" (Ib. x. 15.) We may own the existence of miracles a sufficient evidence of their propriety: and for...
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