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Prov. x. 8. A prating fool shall fall.

Ver. 19. In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin, but he that refraineth his lips is wise. Job xiii. 5.

Prov. xiii. 3. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life, but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

xiv. 23. The talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

xvii. 27. He that hath knowledge spareth his words. Job xiii. 5. Ver. 28. Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is accounted wise. xviii. 13. He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame to him.

xxi. 23. Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from trouble.

xxix. 11. A fool uttereth all his mind, but a wise man keepeth it till afterward.

Ver. 20. Seest thou a man hasty in his words, there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Eccl. iii. 7. There is a time to keep silence, and a time to speak. v. 2. Be not rash with thy mouth.

Ver. 3. A fool's voice is known by the multitude of words.
Eccl. x. 14. A fool is full of words.

Amos v. 13. The prudent shall keep silence in the evil time. Mic. vii. 5. Keep the door of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.



James i. 19. Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak.` Ver. 26. If any man among you seemeth to be religious and bri dleth not his tongue, that man's religion is vain,

CLXXXII. Flattery. Job. xvii. 5. He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.

xxxii. 21. Let me not accept any man's person, neither give flattering titles to men. 1 Thess. ii. 5.

Ver. 22. In so doing my Maker would soon take me away.

Ps. v. 9. They flatter with their tongues. Ver. 10. Destroy them O God. Ps. xli. 6.

xii. 2. With flattering lips and a double heart they do speak.. Ver. 3. The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips.

Ixxviii. 36. They did flatter God with their mouth and lied unto him.


Ver 37. For their heart was not right with him. Isa. xxix. 13. Prov. xx. 19. Meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. xxvi. 28. A flattering mouth worketh ruin.

xxix. 5. A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet. See Prov. ii. 16.-vi. 24. vii, 21.-xxviii. 23. Ezek. xii. 24. Dan. xi. 21, 32, 34.

CLXXXIII. Tale-bearing. Lev. xix. 16. Thou shalt not go up and down as a tale-bearer among thy people.

Prov. xi. 13. A tale-bearer revealeth secrets, but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.


xvii. 9. He that covereth a transgression seeketh love, but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

xviii. 8. The words of a tale-bearer are as wounds, they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Chap. xxvi. 32.

xx. 19. He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets, therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

xxvi. 20. Where there is no tale-bearer the strife ceaseth.


CLXXXIV. Whispering. Ps. xli. 7. All that hate me whisper together against me.

Prov. xvi. 28. A whisperer separateth chief friends.

Rom. i. 29. The wicked are full of envy, murder, debate; whisperers.

2 Cor. xii. 20. I fear lest there be among you whisperings, swel lings, &c.

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CLXXXV. Back-biting. Ps. xv. 1. Lord who shall abide in thy tabernacle, who shall dwell in thy holy hill.

Ver. 3. He that back-biteth not with his tongue.

Prov. xxv. 23. An angry countenance driveth away a back-biting tongue.

Rom. i. 28. The wicked have a reprobate mind. Ver. 29. Filled with all unrighteousness. Ver. 30. Back-biters, &c. See 2 Cor. xii. 20.


CLXXXVI. Slandering, &c. Ps. ci. 5. Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off.

Prov. x. 8. He that uttereth a slander is a fool.

Ps. xxxi. 13. I have heard the slanders of many, while they take counsel against me.

1, 20. Thou slanderest thy own mother's son. Ver. 21. I will reprove thee, saith God. Jer. vi. 28. Grievous revellers, walking with slanders. ix. 4. Every neighbour will walk with slanders. Ver, 7. 1 Tim. iii. 11. Deacons' wives must not be slanderers, xxxi. 13. Rom. iii, 8.

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CLXXXVII. Prayers and complaints against it. Neh. iv, 4. Hear, O our God, for we are despised, turn their reproach upon their own head and give them for a prey.

Job. xvi. 10. They have smitten me reproachfully.

Ps. xxii. 6. I am a reproach of men and despised of the people. xxxi. 11. I was a reproach among all mine enemies, and especially among my neighbours.

xxxix. 8. Deliver me from all mine enemies, make me not the res. proach of the foolish.

Ps. xlii. 10. As with a sword in my bones mine enemies reproach


xliv. 13. Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scom, and a derision to them that are round about us.

lv. 12. It was not an enemy that reproached me, then I could have borne it. Ver. 15. Let death seize upon them.

Ixix. 7. For thy sake, I have borne reproach, &c.

Ver. 9. The reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. Rom. xv. 3.

Ver. 10. When I wept and chastened my soul with fasting that was to my reproach.

Ver. 19. Thou hast known my reproach, my shame and dishonour. Ver. 23. Let their eyes be darkened.

lxxiv. 10. O God, how long shall the adversary reproach. Ver. 18. Remember that the enemy hath reproached, O Lord. lxxix. 4. We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

Ver. 12. Render unto our neighbours seven-fold, into their bosom their reproach.

Ixxxix. 41. He is a reproach to his neighbours.

Ver. 50. Remember, O Lord, the reproach of thy servants,

Ver. 51. Wherewith thine enemies have reproached.

cii. 8. Mine enemies reproach me all the day.

cix. 25. I became also a reproach unto them. Ver. 26. Help me, O Lord, my God.

cxix. 22. Remove from me reproach and contempt.

Ver. 39. Turn away my reproach which I fear,

Lam. iii. 61. Thou hast heard their reproach, O Lord, and all their imaginations against me.

Ver. 64. Render unto them a recompense, O Lord.

Joel ii. 17. Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach.

CLXXXVIII. Reproach. God will bring it upon the wicked. Jer. xxiv. 9. I will deliver them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, for their hurt, to be a reproach, and a taint, and a curse in all places whither I shall drive them. Chap. xxix. 18.-xlii. 18.—xliv. · 12. Ezek. v. 14, 15.xxii. 4.

Isa. xliii. 27. Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.

xliii. 28. Therefore have I profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

Dan, ix. 16. For the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.

CLXXXIX. Reproach. Promises against it. Ps. lvii. 3. He shall save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up.

Isa. li. 7. Fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be afraid of their revilings, for the moth shall eat them, &c. Ver. 8.

Ezek. xxxvi. 3. Ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people. Ver. 7. Thus saith the Lord, the heathen that are about you shall bear their shame.

Joel ii. 19. I will no more make you a reproach.

Zeph. ii. 8. I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon.

Ver. 9. As I live, saith the Lord God of Israel, surely Moab shalt be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrha. Ver. 10, 11. Luke vi. 22. Blessed are ye, saith Christ, when men shall reproach you for my sake.

2 Cor. xii. 10. I take pleasure in reproaches for Christ. Heb. x. 3. 1 Pet. iv. 14. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye. See Job. v. 21. Ps. xxxi. 20.-cxx. 2.


CXC. Reviling practised by the wicked, and endured by the godly. Exod. xxii. 28. Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people, Acts xxiii. 4, 5.

1 Cor. vi. 10. Neither thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, &c. shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Matt. v. 11. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, &c.

xxvii. 39. They that passed by reviled Christ.

Mark xv. 32. They that were crucified with him reviled him. John ix. 28. The Pharisees reviled him whose eyes Christ opened. 1 Cor. iv. 12. Being reviled we bless.

1 Pet. ii. 23. Christ when he was reviled, reviled not again. See Isa. li. 7. Zeph. ii. 8. in the foregoing section.


CXCI. Railing. 2 Cor. v. 11. Keep not company with a railer. 1 Tim. vi. 4. Strifes of words whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, &c.

1 Pet. iii. 9. Love as brethren; not rendering railing for railing. 2 Pet. ii. 11. Angels bring not a railing accusation against the wicked.

Jude ver.9. The angel durst not bring a railing accusation against the devil. Ver. 13.

Instances of the wicked's railing. Senacherib, 2 Chron. xxxii. 17. Nabal, 1 Sam. xxv. 14. Persons at Christ's crucifixion, Mark xv. 29. A malefactor, Luke xxiii. 39.


CXCII. Evil communications. Isa.ix. 17. Every mouth speaketh folly. God's anger is not turned away, &c.

1 Cor. xv. 33. Be not deceived, evil communications corrupt good


Eph. iv. 29. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

v. 3. Fornication and uncleanness, let it not be once named amongst you.

Ver. 4. Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking or jesting, which are not convenient.

Matt. xii. 36. For every idle word, that men shall speak, they shall give an account thereof in the day of judgment..

Col. iii. 8. Put off all these, anger, wrath, blasphemy, filthy communications out of your mouth.

iv. 6. Let your speech be always with grace.

2 Pet. ii. 7. God delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked. See Isa. ix. 17...

CXCIII. Unprofitable disputes about religion. 1 Tim. i. 4. Neither give heed to fables which minister questions rather than godly edifying. See 1 Tim. vi. 4, 5. 2 Tim. ii. 14, 16, 17. Tit. iii. 9.


CXCIV. Cursing forbidden in scripture, and avoided by the righte


Exod. xxii. 28. Thou shalt not curse the ruler of thy people.

Lev. xix. 14. Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind.

Job xxxi. 30. Job said, neither have I suffered my mouth to sin, by wishing a curse to his soul that hated me.

Eccl. x. 20. Curse not the king in thy thought, curse not the rich. Matt. v. 44. Bless them that curse you, Rom. xii. 14. Bless and

curse not.

James iii. 9. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. Ver. 10. These things ought not to be so.

CXCV. Cursing practised by the wicked. Gen. xii. 3. I will curse him that curseth thee. Chap. xxvii. 29.

Judg. xvii. 2. Micah's mother cursed about her silver.

2 Sam. xvi. 5. Shimei cursed David. Ver. 12. He is punished. I Kings ii. 8, 46.

Ps. x. 7. The mouth of the wicked is full of cursing.

lix. 12. For the sin of their mouth, for cursing and lying consume them in wrath. Ver. 13. Ps. Ixii. 4.

cix. 17. As he loved cursing let it come unto him.

Ver. 28. Let them curse, but bless thou.

Prov. xxvi, 2. The curse causeless shall not.come..

xxix. 24. The wicked heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

Isa. viii. 21. The wicked shall fret themselves and curse their king and their God.

Jer. v. 10. Every one of them doth curse me wrongfully.

xxiii. 10. Because of cursing the land mourneth.

Matt. xxvi. 74. Peter began to curse and to swear, when he denied his master.

Acts xxiii. 12. The Jews bound themselves with a curse, neither to eat nor drink, till they had killed Paul.

See Numb. xxii. 6 to 17.-xxiii. i to 25. Deut. xxiii. 4. Jos. xxiv. 9, Neh. xiii. 2. Where Balak hires Balaam to curse Israel.


CXCVI. The righteous, their care of their words. Job ii. 10.. In all this Job sinned not with his lips.

xxvii. 4. Job said, my lips shall not speak wickedness.

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