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XXII. His pleasures. Prov. xv. 21. Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom, &c.

xvii. 24. His eyes are in the ends of the earth.

xxx. 22. The earth is disquieted, and cannot bear a fool when he is filled whith meat.

Eccl. vi. 7. His laughter is like the crackling of thorns under a pot.

vii. 4. His heart is in the house of mirth.

XXIII. Treatment for fools. Prov. xiv. 7. Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

xxii. 9. Speak not in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. Matt. vii. 6. Cast not your pearl before swine.

xxxvi. 1. Honour is not seemly for a fool.

Ver. 3. A rod for the fool's back. Ch. x. 13.-xix. 29.-xxix. 15. Ver. 4. Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou be also like unto him.

Ver. 5. Lest he be wise in his own conceit. See Eccl. x. 5, 6, 7. XXIV. Fally and wickedness the same. Deut. xxxii. 6. Do ye thus roquite the Lord, O foolish people and unwise.

Job v. 3. I have seen the foolish taking root, but suddenly I curs-. ed his habitation. Ps. Ixiii. 3, 9, 11, 17, 18.

P3.. 5. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight, thou hatest al the workers of iniquity.

xiv. 1. The fool hath said in his heart there is no God. Ch. liii. F. xx> vi. 3. The wicked hath left off to be wise and to do good. xxxviii 5. My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

Ixix. 5. O God, thou knowest my foolishness, and my sins are not hid from thee.

lxxiv. 13. O Lord, the foolish people have blasphemed thy name. Ver. 22.

lxxv. 4. I said unto the fools, deal not foolishly, and to the wicked, lift not up the horn.

lxxxv. 8. The Lord will speak peace to his people, and to his saints, but let them not return again to folly.

xciv. 7. They commit wickedness, and say, the Lord shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

Ver. 8. Understand, ye brutish among the people, and, ye fools. when will ye be wise?

Ver. 9. He that planted the ear shall he not hear? he that formeth the eye shall he not see?

Ver. 10. He that chasteneth the heathen shall he not correct? he ⚫hat teacheth man knowledge shall he not know? Ps. xcv. 2.

cvii. 17. Fools because of their transgression and because of iniquities are afflicted.

Prov. i. 7. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Ver. 32. The prosperity of fools shail destroy them.

ix. 6. Forsake the foolish and live, and go in the way of under standing.

xiv. 9. Fools make a mock at sin.

Prov. xv. 21. Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom, but a man of understanding walketh uprightly,

xix 13. The foolishness of man perverteth his way, and his heart fretteth against the Lord.

xxi. 30. There is no wisdom nor understanding, nor counsel against the Lord.

xxiv. 9. The thought of foolishness is sin.

xxvi. 10. The great God that formed all things rewardeth the fool and the transgressor.

xxx. 2. I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

Ver. 3. I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.

Eccl. v. 1. In the house of God, be more ready to hear than to offer the sacrifice of fools.

Ver. 4. God hath no pleasure in fools.

vii. 5. I applied mine heart to know the wickedness of folly. Jer. iv. 22. My people is foolish, they have not known me, they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. Ch. v. 4, 21.-x. 8.

viii. 9. They have rejected the word of the Lord, and what wis dom is in then? Ch. xxiii. 13.

Matt. vii. 26. He that doth not Christ's sayings, is like unto a foolish man.

xxv. 3. See the parable of the foolish virgins.

Luke xii. 20. God said, thou fool, this night shall thy soul be required of thee.

Ver. 21. So is every one that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God. See Numb. xii. 11. 1 Sam. xiii. 13. 2 Sam. xxiv. 10. Matt. xxiii. 17, 19. Mark vii. 22. Luke xi. 40.—xxiv. 25. Rom. i. 21. Gal. iii. 1, 3. 1 Pet. ii. 15.


XXV. Patience toward God. Ps. xxxvii. 7. Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him, fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. xl. 1. I waited patiently for the Lord, and he heard me.

Luke viii. 15. The seed sown on the good ground, are they which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

xxi. 19. In your patience possess your soul.

Rom. ii. 6. To them who by patient continuing in well-doing, seek for glory, honour and immortality, God will give eternal life. Ver. 7. v. 3. We glory in tribulation, knowing that tribulation worketh patience.

Ver. 4. And patience experience; and experience hope. Ch.

xii. 12.

viii. 25. If we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

xii. 12. Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer.

Rom. xv. 4. Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

2 Cor. vi. 4. In all things approving ourselves as the ministers of Christ in much patience, in afflictions, in distresses, in-necessities. xii. 12. The signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs and wonders and mighty deeds.

Col. i. 11. Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness.

1 Thess. i. 2, 3. We give thanks, remembering your work of faith and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God our Father.

2 Thess. i. 4. We glory in you for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations.

iii. 5. The Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

Heb. vi. 12. Be ye followers of them, who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Ver. 15. Abraham, after he had patiently endured, obtained the promise.

x. 36. Ye have need of patience, that after ye have done the will of God ye might receive the promise.

xii. 1. Let us run with patience the race set before us, &c. James i. 3. The trying of your faith worketh patience. Ver. 4. Let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be entire, wanting nothing.

v. 7. Be patient unto the coming of the Lord. The husbandman hath long patience.

Ver. 8. Be ye also patient, stablish yourselves, for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

Ver. 10. Take the prophets who have spoken in the name of the Lord for an example of suffering affliction with patience.

Ver. 11. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy.

1 Pet. ii. 20. If when ye do well and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

Rev. i. 9. 1 John am your brother and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ.

ii. 2. I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience.

Ver. 3. And hast borne, and hast patience for my name's sake, and hast laboured and hast not fainted.

Ver. 19. I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and patience.

iii. 10. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation.

xiii. 10. Here is the patience and faith of the saints.

xiv. 12. Here is the patience of the saints, here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

XXVI. Patience toward men. Eccl. vii. 8. The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

1 Thess. v. 14. Be patient toward all men.

1 Tim. iii. 3. A bishop must be blameless, patients

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1 Tim. vi. 11. O man of God, follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Tim. ii. 24. The servant of the Lord must be gentle to all men, apt to teach, patient.

iii. 10, 11. Thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience, persecutions, afflic


Tit. i. 1, 2. Speak thou the things that become sound doctrine, that the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in the faith, in charity, in patience.

2 Pet. i 5. Add to your faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly-kindness, and charity.


XXVII. Contentment, Luke iii. 14. John Baptist said to the soldiers, be content with your wages.

Phil. iv. 11. Paul said, I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content.

1 Tim. vi. 6. Godliness with contentment is great gain.

Ver. 8. Having food and raiment, let us therewith be content. Heb. xiii. 5. Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as you have; for he hath said, I will never leave thee nor sorsake thee.


XXVIII. Discontent, Murmuring. Lam. iii. 39. Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

1 Cor. x. 10. Neither murmur ye as some of the Jews murmured and were destroyed. See the murmurings of the Jews and their punishments. Exod. xv. 24. For drink, xvi. 2 to 12. For bread. Numb. xiv. 2, 27, 29, 36. When they heard an evil report of the promised land. Ch. xvi. 11, 41. Corah and his company about the priesthood.

Phil. ii. 14. Do all things without murmurings and disputings. Jude ver. 16. Murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts.


XXIX.Grudging. Lev. xix. 18. Thou shalt not avenge nor hear any grudge against the children of thy people.

2 Cor. ix. 7. Give to the poor not grudgingly.

James v. 9. Grudge not one against another, lest ye be condemned. 1 Pet. iv. 9. Use hospitality one to another without grudging.


XXX. The exercise of meekness required. Gal. vi. 1. If a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore such an one in the spirit of meekness.

Eph. iv. 1. Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.

Eph. iv. 2. With all lowliness, and meekness, and long-suffering. 1 Tim. vi. 11. Follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Tim. ii. 25. In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves. Tit. iii. 2. Shewing all meekness to all men.

James iii. 13. Who is a wise man and endowed with wisdom amongst you, let him shew out of a good conversation his works, with meekness of wisdom.

1 Pet. iii. 15. Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.


XXXI. How produced. Gal. v. 23. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.

XXXII. Examples of meekness. Numb. xii. 3. Moses was very meek.

Matt.xxi. 5. Behold thy King (Jesus) cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass. Isa. lxii. 11. Zech. ix. 9.

2 Cor. x. 1. I beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, &c.

Col. iii. 12. Put on (as the elect of God) bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering.

XXXIII, Promises to the meek. Ps. xxii. 26. The meek shall eat and shall be satisfied.

xxv. 9. The meek will he guide in judgment, and the meek will he teach his way.

xxxvii. II. The meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight them. selves in abundance of peace.

xlv. 4. In thy majesty ride prosperously, because of truth, and meekness, and righteousness.

Ixxvi. 9. God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. cxlvii. 6. The Lord lifteth up the meek, and casteth the wicked down to the ground.

cxlix. 7. The Lord will beautify the meek with salvation.

Isa. xi. 4. With righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity, for the meek of the earth.

xxix. 19. The meek shall increase their joy in the Lord.

Ixi. 1. The Lord hath appointed me to preach glad tidings to the ineek.

Zeph. ii. 3. Seek the Lord all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgments, seek righteousness, seek meekness, it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger.

Matt. v. 5. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 1 Pet. iii. 4. The ornament of a meek and quiet Spirit is in the sight of God of great price.


XXXIV. Humility toward God. Deut. viii. 2. The Lord thy God led thee forty years in the wilderness to humble thee.

Ver. 3. He humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed the with manna.

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