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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 thy commandments are right. This I had, because I kept thy commandments, which I have tousness. precepts.

loved; and I will meditate in thy

statutes. Mine eyes fail for thy Dan. vii, 16. I came near unto

Mal, iv. 4. Remember ye the

wori, saying. When wilt thou one of them that stood by, and

law of Moses my servant, which I asked him the truth of all this.

comfort me? The wicked have commanded unto him in Horeb

waited for me to destroy me: but So he told me, and made me for all Israel, with the statutes

I will consider thiy testimonies. know the interpretation of the and judgments.

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

Heb. il, 1. Therefore we ought meditation all the day. ThereMatth. vill. 51. 52. Jesus saith to give the more earnest heed to fore I love thy commandments unto them, Have ye understood the things which we have heard. I above mold

which we have heard, above gold, yea, above fine goll, all these things? They say unto lest at any time we should let I opened my moutlı, 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 13 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 bath kept unto a man that is an householder, pure minds by way of remem- thy testimoules, and I love thein which bringuth forth out of his brance.

exceedingly. treasure things new and old.

| Jule 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, Despoken before of the apostles of known him that is from the beclare auto us this parable. Anil our Lord Jesus Christ.

ginning. I write unto you, young Jesus said, Are ye also yet witla

men, because ye have overcome out understanding.

MEDITATION UPON IT.

the wicked one. I write unto you,

little children, because ye have Merk iv, 10-12. And when he Deut. vi, 6. And these words,

known the Father. I have written way alone, they that were abont which I command then this day.

unto you, fathers, 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. xl. 18. Therefore shall ye ginning. I have written unto yon, them, Unto you it is given to

| lay up these my words in your young men, because ye are strong, know the mystery of the king heart and in your soul, and bind und

10 KIDS-I heart and in your soul, and bind and the word of God abideth in dom of God: but unto them that

them for a sign upon your hand, you, and ye havo overcome tho are without, all these things are

that they may be as frontlets be wicked one. done in parables: That seeing

tween your eyes. they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and

Deut. xxxii, 46. And he sald not understand; lest at any time any time unto them, Set your hearts unto

Jer. xv, 16. Thy words were

found, and I did eat them..... they should be converted, and all the words which I testify their sins should be forgiven among you this day, which ye

Ezek. ii, 8. 9. But thou, son of them. shall command your children to

man, hear what I say unto thee: Bark vii, 17. And when he was observe to do, all the words of

Be not thou rebellious like that entered into the house from the this law.

rebellious house: open thy mouth,

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

shall not depart out of thy mouth; was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll Mark xil. 21. And Jesus answer

but thou shalt meditate therein of a book was therein. ing suid to them, Do ye not day and night, that thou mayest

Ezek, lil, 1-3. Moreover, he said therefore err, because ye know observe to do according to all that

unto me, Son of man, eat that not the scriptures, neither the is written therein: for then thou

thou findest; eat this roll, and go shalt make thy way prosperous. power of God? and then thou shall have good

speak unto the house of Israel, John v, 39. Search the scrip

So I opened my mouth, and he success. 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 tesity 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 dii I eat it; and it in tl at they received the word my necessary food.

was in my mouth as honey for with all readiness of mind, and

sweetness.

Ps. 1, 2, 3. But his delight is in searched the scriptures daily, the law of the LORD; and in his

Rev. x. 8-10. And the volco whether those things were so. law doth he meditate day and

| which I heard from heaven spake Acts xvili. 24. And a certain night. And he shall be like a lunce no ugu, and said, 60 ana Jew, named Apollos, born at tree planted by the rivers of

take the little book which is open Alexandria an eloquent man, and

in the hand of the angel which mighty in the scriptures, came to

fruit in his season; his leaf also Ephesus. shall not wither; and whatsoever

the earth. And I went unto the Eph. 111, 4. Whereby, when ye he doeth shall prosper.

angel, and said unto him, Give

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; knowledgo 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 P3. cxix, 55, 56. I have remem- delight myself in thy command-sweet as honey: and as soon as I bered thy name, O LOBD, in the ments, wbich I have lovedMy I had eaten it, my belly was bitter,

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speech, and of an hard language, language; In tho name of king PRIMEVAL LANGUAGE.

but to the house of Israel: Not to Ahasuerus was it written, and

many people of a strange speech, sealed with the king's ring. Gen. 11, 19, 20. And out of the

and of an hard language, whose! Isa. xix. 18. In that day shall ground the LORD God formed

words thou canst not understand: five cities in the land of Egypt every beast of the field, and

surely, had I sent thee to them, speak the language of Cansin, every fowl of the air; and brought

they would have hearkened unto and swear to the LORD of hosts themi unto Adam to see what lie 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, 80 many kinds of Isa. XXXVI, 11. Then said Elia

voices in the world, and none of kim, and Shebna, and Joah, unto And Adam gave names to all

them cattle, and to the fowl of the air,

is without siguifloation, Rabshakeh, Speck, I pray thee,

Therefore if and to every beast of the field:

I know not the unto tby servants in the Syrian

meaning of the voice, I shall be la but for Allam there was not

be language; for we understand it: found an help ineet for him.

unto him that speaketh a bartar-lands

barbar- and speak not to us in the Jews' ian, and he that speaketli shall be

language, in the ears of the peoa barbarian unto me. In the law ORIGIN OF DIFFERENT

ple that are on the wall.
It is written, With men of other
LANGUAGES

Dan. I, 4. Children .... whom tongues and other lips will I

they might teach the learning Gen. xi. 1, 6, 7. 9. And the speak unto this people; and yet whole earth was of one language, for all that will they not hear me,

and the tongue of the Chaldeans. and of one speech. And the saith the Lord.

Dan. v, 24-28. Then was the LORD saidi, Beliold, the people is

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

And this is the writing that was

IN SCRIPTURE. and now nothing will be restrain

written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL,

Gen. xlii. 23. And they knew | UPUARSIN. Tuis is the latered from them, which they have imagined 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-Cod bath numbered thy king2anguage, that they may not 111-1 terpreter.

dom, and finished it, TEKEL derstand one another's speech. Judges xil. 5. 6. And the I Thon art weighed in the balances. Therefore is the name of it called Gileadites took tho passages of and art found wanting. PERES; Babel: because the Lord did there Jordan before the Ephraimites: Thy kingdom is divided, and confound the language of all the and it was so that when those given to the Medes and Per earth; and fro:n thence did the Ephraimites which were esciped slans. LORI scatter them abroad upon

said, Let me go OVH, that the Dan, vl. 25. Then king Darius the face of all the earth.

men of Gilead sila uuio lilm, Art wrote unto all people, nations, thou an Ephraimite? If he sal, lad langiliges, that dwell in an

Nay: Then said tliey unto him, the earth: Pudcu Le multiplied Deut. xxviii, 49. The LORD shall

Say now Shibboleth; and he said unto yon. bring a nation against thee from

Sibboleth: for he could not fraine far, from the end of the earth, as

Acts li, 8-11. And how hear we to pronounce it right. Then they swift as the eagle flietb; a nation

every man in our own tongue, took him, and slew him at the whose tongue ihou shalt not un

wherein we were boro? Parpassages of Jordan; and there fell | derstand.

thians, and Medes, and Elamites, at that timo of the Ephraimites I's. cxiv. 1. When Israel went | forty and two thousand.

and the dwellers in Mesopotainbil,

and in Julea, und Cappadocia, in out of Egypt, the house of Jacob

2 Kings xviji, 26. Then said I'onius, and A. Porygia and from a people of strange lan

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

Shebna, and Joah, unto Rabe parts of Libya about Cyrene, and Isa. XXVIII, 11. For with stam

shakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy stranxeirs of Romo, Jews and mering lips, and another tongue,

servants in the Syrian Jangnage: Proselytes. Cretes, and Arab will be speak to this people.

for we understand it; and taik not lians, we do hear them speak in Isa, xxxlll, 19. Thou shalt not with us in tlie Jews' language in | vur íougues the wonderful works see a flerce people, a people of a the ears of the people that are on ou God. deeper sporch than thou canst the wall.

Acts xxi 37. And as Paul was preceive; fustaminering tongue,

Esther iii, 12. Then wero the

to be led into the castle, be sud that thou canst not understand. king's scribes called on the Unir

anto the chief captanu, May I Jer, v, 15. LO, I will bring a

teenth day of tire first month, and Swak unio ? Who said, can nation upon you from far. O house there was writton (according to

thou speak Greek? of Israel, stilt the Lord: it is a

all that Hamar hart commanded) mighty nation, it is an ancient unto the blur's lieutenants, anál SIGNIFICANCY OF ANCIENT Datlon, a nat101 Wiose language to the governors that were over thou know'est not, dieither underley

NAMES OF PERSONS. every province, and to the rulers standest what they say. I of every people of every province,

Gen. ili, 20. And Adam called Ezek, ill. . For thou art not uccor into the writing tierent I his wife's name Eve: DescIRU SUO sent to povply of a strungeaud to overy reuplo alter their I was the huluor of all living

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Gen. v 29. And he called his | LORD to me, Call his name Ma-1 Gen. xxxlfi, 20. And he erected name Noah, saying. This same har-shalal-hash-b3z: for before there an altar. aud called it ElBhall comfort us concerning our the child sball have knowledge elohe-Israel. work aliu tvil of ourbands, because to cry, My father, and my mother,

to cry, My rainer, and my mother, Gen. XXXV. 15. And Jacob called of ileground which the Lord bath the riches of Damascus and the

the name of the place where God cursed. spoil of Samaria shall be taken

spake with him, Beth-el. Gun. XVII, 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 naine shall be Abraham: were, of the children of Judalı.

Meribalı, because of the chiding for a father of many nations have Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and

of the children of Israel, and beI made thee. And God said unto A Zariah; Unto whom the prince

cause they tempted the LORD, Abraliai, As for Sarai thy 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 tollavapiuh, be. of Shadiach; and to Mishael, of

Num. xi. 3. 34. And he called

the name of the place Taberah; den. TETY 10. And God sala Meshach; and to Azariah. of Abed

because the fire of the LORD burnt unto him, Thy name is Jacob:1 bego.

among them. And he called the thy name shall not be called any losea i, 4-6 9. And the Lord said

name of that place Kibroth-hatmüre Jacob, but Israel shall be unto him, Cull his name Jezreel:

taavah: beceuse there they buried thy name: and be called his name for yet a little while, and I will

the people that lusted. Israel. | avenge tho blood of Jezreel upon

Josh. xxii, 31. And the children Gen. xli, 61, 62. And Joseph the house of Jehu, and will cause

of Reuben, and the children of called the name of the first-born.10 ceuse ine kingdom of the

Gall, called the altar Ed: for it Manussen: For God, said he, bath house of Israel. And it shall como Diade ine forget all my toil, 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 second called he

| valley of Jezreel. And she con- Judges il, 5. And they called Ephraim: For God hath caused

ceived again, and bare a daughter. the name of that place Bochim:

And God said unto him, Call her and they sacrificed there unto the me to be fruitful in the land of my afl.clion.

liame Lo-ruliamali: fur I will no LORD.

more have mercy upon the house Exod. ii, 22. And she bare him a

Judges vi, 24. Then Gideon built of Israel: but I will utterly take an altar there unto the LORD, and son, and be called his name Ger

them away. Then said God, Cull called it Jehovah-shalom : unto

his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not stranger in a strange land. v e u sau, I have been aluem away. Then said God. cultar mere unto the Lord and

this day it is yet in Oplurah of the my people, and I will not be your | Abi- zrites. Ecod. xviii. 3.4. And her two sons; God. of which the name of the one was

Judges xv, 17. And it came to

John i, 42. And he brought himpass, when he had made an end Gershom; (for he said, I have been

to Jesus. And when Jesis bean alien in a stranze land ;) And

of speaking, that he cast away held him, he said, Thou art Simon the jawbone out of his liand, and the name of the other was Elie.

the son of Jona: thou shalt be called that place Ramatlı-leli. zer; (for the God of my father,

called Cephas, which is, by intersaid he, was mine help, and deliv.

Judges xviil. 12. Anii they went pretation, A stono. eret me from the sword of Pua

up, and pitched in Kirjath-jearim, rào'..)

in Judah: wherefore they called

OF Places. Kuth i. 20, 21. And she said unto

that place Mabaneh-dar: unto

Gen. xvi. 13, 14. And she called this day: behold, it is behind Kirthem, Cull me not Yaoini, call me

the name of the LORD that spake jath-earim. Mera : for the Almighty bath

unto her, Thon God seest me: for dealt very bitterly with me. I

1 Chron. xill. 11. And David was she said, Have I also here looked went out full, and the LORD hath after him that seeth me? Where

displeased, because the Lord had bronxht me home again empty: fore the well was called Beer-la

made a breach upon Uzzi: wherewhy then cul ye me Naomi, seehai-roj; behold, it is between

fore that place is called Perez ing the Lord hath testified against Kadesh and Bered.

uzza to this day. me, and the Almighty but ulll.cl ed me?

Gen. xix, 22. Haste ye, escape

1 Chron. siv, 11. so they came thither; for I cannot do any thing

up to Baal-perazim; and David 1 Sam. iv, 21. And she named till thou become thither there

smote them there. Then David the child l-chabod, saying, The forethe name of tbe city was called

said. God bath broken in upon glory is departed from Tsrael: 2 Zoar.

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

Gen. xxil, 14. And Abraham

the breaking forth taken, and because of her father

of waters:

therefore they called the name of called tho name of that placo Jein-law, and her husband.) bovab-jirel: as it is said to this

that place Baal-perazim. 1 Sam. XXV, 25. Let not my lord,

day, in the monnt of the LORD it! Isaiah Ixil. 4. Thou shalt no I pray thee regard this man of sliall be seen,

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

Gen. xxv 33. And be called it sall tliy land any more be termed tolly is with him : but I, tbine

Shelab: therefore the name of the Desolate: but thou shalt be called han Imaid, saw not the young

city is Beer-sheba upto tbiy day. lleplizi-bab, and thy land Beulah: men ut my lord, whom thou didst Gen. xxxi, 47-49. And Laban

for the LORD delighteth in Lee, send, called It Jegar-sahadutha: bnt!

and thy land shall be married. 2 Sam. xii, 25. And he sent by Jacob called it Galeed. And La

Jcr. xix, 6. Therofore, behold, the band of Natban the prophet;

ban said, This heap is a witness the days come, saith the LORD, and he called his namo Jedidiab.

letween me and thee this day, that this price shall no more be because of the LORD.

Therefore was the name of it called Tophi, nor, The valley of

called Galeod; And Mizpih: for the con or llinnom, bui, Tle val18avill. 3. 4. And I went unto he said. The LORD watch between you staugmer. the prophetess; and she conceived, me and thee, when we are absent Eule. XX, 29. Then I said unto and baro & son. Then said the one from another.

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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. xxxf, 6. For the vile person

Prov. xii, 13. The wicked 18 Ezek. xxxix. 16. And also the

I 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. hypocrisy; and to utter error

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

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

matter separateth very friends. (See under BODY, to fail.

He that hath knowledge spireth

Matth. xii, 35--37. A good man, MOUTH, LIPS, TONGUE.) out of the good treasure of the

his words; and a man of underheart, bringeth forth good things:

standing is of an excellent spirit. GOVERNMENT OF TIIE and an evil man, out of the evil

Even a fool, when he holdeth his TONGUE.

peace, is counted wise; and he that treasure,bringeth forth evil things.

shutteth his lips is esteemed a man * 2 Ohron. x, 7. And they spake But I say unto you, That every unto him, saying. If thou be kind idlo word that men shall speak, or understanding.

av shall give account thereof in to this people, and please them, they shall give account thereof in Prov. xxi. 23. Whoso keepeth and speak good words to them, the day of judgment. For by thy his month and his tongue keepeth they will be thy servants for ever, words thou shalt be justified, and his soul from troubles.

by thy words thou shalt be conJob xxxviii, 2. Who is this that

Prov. xxx, 32. If thou hast done demned.

foolishly in lifting up thyself, or darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

Eph. iv, 29. Let no corrupt com

if thou hast thought evil, lay

thine hand upon thy mouth. Job xlii, 3. Who is ho that hid munication proceed out of your

Amos v 13Therefore the eth counsel without knowledge mouth, bnt that which is good to

il the use of edifying, that it may dent shall keep silence in that understood 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 bel 1 Cor. xv, 83. Be not deceived: Prov. x, 14. Wise men lay alway with grace, seasoned with evil communications corrupt good knowledge: but the mouth of the salt, that ye may know how yo manners. foolislı is neur destruction, ought to answer every man,

James 1, 19, 26. Wherefore, my Prov. xii. 14. A man shall be Titus iii, 2. To speak evil of no beloved brethren, let every man Batisfied with good by the fruit of man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, I be swint 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. So speak ye, and

bridleth not bis tongue, but deProv. xv, 23. A man hath joy

so do, as they that shall be judged l celreth bis own heart, this man's

by the law of liberty, by the answer of his mouth; and

religion is vain. & word spoken in due season. how James iii, 13. Who is a wise James lil, 6, 6, 8. Even so the good is it! man and endued with knowledge

| tongue is a little member, and

boasteth great things. among you? let him shew out of & Prov. xvi. 20-24. Ho that hand

Behold

how great a matter a little fire good couversation his works with 10 leth a matter wisely shall find good; and whoso trusteth in the meekness of wisdom.

kindleth! And the tongue is a

fire, 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; andaside all malice, and all guile, 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 fre of bell. 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. Iil, 9, 10, 15. Not rendering fools is folly.

unruly evil, full of deadly poison. evil for evil, or railing for railing: The heart of tho wise teachetb 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 honeythat ye should inherit a blessing.

Job xxxil, 11-14. Behold, I waltFor he that will love life, and see comb, sweet to the soul, and

1 good days, let him health to the bones.

od for your words; I gave ear to refrain bis

your reasons, whilst yo searched tongue from evil, and his lips Prov. xviil, 21. Death and life that they speak no gulle: But

out what to say. Yea, I attended are in the power of the tongue; / sanctify the Lord God in your

unto you; and, behold, there roas and they that love it shall eat the hearts; and be ready always to gice

none of you that convinced Job, fruit thereof. an answer to every man that ask.

or that answered his words; Lest

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 man. Now, he hath not dl. within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. That ! might AND ITS BENEFITS, ETC.

rected his words against me; makethee knowthe certaintyof the

neither will I answer lim with

Job xiii, 5. Oh that ye would all your speeches. words of truth; that thou mightest together hold your peace! and it answer the words of truth to them

Ps. XXXyli 30. The mouth of should be your wisdom.

should be VO that send unto thee?

the righteous speaketh wisdom,

Ps. Ixiv, 8. So they shall make and his tongue talketh of juda 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. answer.

Prov. xviii, 4. The words of 6

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 of the words of wis mouth is foolish-I wisdom despiseth his neigbbour: I a flowing brook.

Prov. xx, 5. Counsel in the heart w receive commandments; but presence of the Lord GOD; for ol man is like deep water: but & a prating fool shall fall.

the day of the LORD is at hand: man of understanding will draw | Prov. xlii. 8. He that keepeth for the LORD hath prepared a sacit out.

his mouth keepeth his life: brit he | ritice, he hath bid his guests. Prov. xxv, 15. By long forbear that openeth 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. Pron xxxl. 26. She openeth her hath no delight in understanding.

Gen. xvili, 12, 13. but that his heart may discover it

Therefore mouth with wisdom; and in her

Sarah laughed within herself, gaytongue is the law of kindness. self. Whenthe wicked cometh, then

10g, After I am waxed old shall I cometh also contempt, and with Eccles. xii, 11. The words of the ignominy reproach. A fool's lips

have pleasure, my lord being old wise are as goads, and as nails

also? And the LORD said unto enter into contention, and his fastened by the masters of assemmouth calleth

Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah

for strokes. A blies, rohich are given from one

laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety fool's mouth is his destruction, Bhepherd.

bear a child, which am old? and his lips are the share of his James iii, 2. For in many things sonl. He that answereth a matter

Gen. xxill, 5, 6. And the children we offend all. If any man offend before be heareth it, it is folly and

of Heth answered Abraham, saynot in word, the same is a perfect

Ing unto him, Hear us, my lord: 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 shall

keedeth it in till afterwards withhold from thee bis sepulcbre, IMPROPRIETY.

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

Gen. xxiv, 49. And now if yo but 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

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

Gen. xxvil, 21--23. And Isaac as choice silver: the heart of the

SILENCE.

said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray wicked is little worth. The lips

Gen. xxiv, 21. And the man

thee, that I may feel thee, my son, of the righteous feed many: but wondering at her held his peace,

whether thou be my very son fools die for want of wisdom.

Esad or not. And Jacob went to wit whether the LORD had made Prov. xil, 22, 23. Lying lips are

Dear unto Isaac his father, and ho bis journey prosperous or not. 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 knowI held their peace, and answered

the bands of Esan. And he disledge: but the heart of fools pro

bim not a word: for the king's cerned him not, because his bands claimeth foolishness.

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

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

hands. 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 but the soul of the transgressors plead with me? for now, if I bold

was wroth, and chode with Laban; shall eat violence. Every prudent my tongue, I shall give up the

and Jacob answered and said to man dealeth with knowledge: Buost.

Laban, What 13 my trespass? but a fool layeth open his folly.

Job xxix. 9. The princes re

wbat is my sin, that thou hast so frained talking, and laid their Prov. xv, 1-4,7, 28. A soft answer

IELT hotly pursued after me? Where

ho band on their month torneth 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 Ps. xxxix:1, 2. I said, I will take Then Moses heard the people life: but perverseness therein is a heed to my ways, that I sin not weep 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 l and the anger of the LORD wag but the heart of the foolis): 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 quiet, more a word: for the king's command. burden of all this people upon me? than the cry of him that ruleth

Whence should I have flesh to give among fools. not.

unto all this people? for they weep

unto me, saying, Give us flesh, Eccles. X. 12. The words of al Isa. xll, 1. Keep silence before that we may eat. I am not able Vise man', month are gracious; I 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

as 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, forbld them. Aud Moses

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