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Job xxxiii. 3. My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart. Ps. xxxix. 1. David said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue, I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me.
cxli. 3. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, keep the door of my lips.
Prov. viii. 6. Wisdom saith, the opening of my lips shall be right things.
xvi. 23. The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Mal. ii. 6. Iniquity was not found in Levi's lips.
CXCVII. They praise God with their mouths. Ps. xvii. 1. My prayer goeth not out of feigned lips.
xl. 9. I preached righteousness, I refrained not my lips. Ixiii. 3. My lips shall praise thee.
Ixvi. 14. I will pay my vows which my lips have uttered when I was in trouble.
Ixxi. 23. My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee. cxix. 13. With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy
Ver. 171. My lips shall utter praise when thou hast taught me thy
Hos. xiv. 2. We will render the calves of our lips.
Heb. xiii. 15. Let us offer the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to his name. See Mal, iii. 16. Matt. xiii. 52.
CXCVIII. The words of the righteous, the just, &c. toward men. Job vi. 25. How forcible are right words. Prov. xv. 23. Eccl. xii. 10, 11.
Ps. xxxvii. 30. The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
Prov. x. 11. The mouth of the righteous is a well of life.
Ver. 13. In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found.
Ver. 20. The tongue of the just is as choice silver.
Ver. 21. The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for want of wisdom.
Ver. 31. The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom, but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
Ver.. 32. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
xii. 6. The mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Ver. 14. A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth. Chap. xiii. 2.
Ver. 18. There is that speaketh like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is health.
xiv. 3. In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
xv. 1. A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up strife.
Ver. 2. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright, but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
Prov. xv. 4. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Ver. 7. The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the foolish doth not so.
Ver. 28. The heart of the righteous studieth to answer, but the mouth of the foolish poureth out evil things.
xvi. 13. Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaketh right.
Ver. 21. The sweetness of the lips increaseth knowledge.
Ver. 24. Pleasant words are as an honey-comb, sweet to the soul and health to the bones.
xviii. 20. A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth, and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Ver. 21. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Prov. xx. 15. The lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
xxii. 11. He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
Ver. 17. Hear the words of the wise, they shall be fitted in thy lips. Ver. 18.
xxiii. 16. My reins shall rejoice when thy lips speak right things. xxiv. 26. Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer. Eccl. vii. 19. The words of the wise are heard in quiet, more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
x. 12. The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself. Ver. 13, 14.
Matt. v. 37. Let your communications be yea, yea, nay, nay, for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
xii. 35. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good things.
xiii. 52. Every scribe instructed into the kingdom of heaven, is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.
Luke iv. 22. Gracious words proceeded out of Jesus mouth.
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 all uncleanness, let it not be once named a mongst you.
Ver. 4. Neither filthiness nor foolish talking, and jesting, which are not convenient, but rather giving of thanks.
Col. iii. 8. Put filthy communications out of your mouth.
iv. 6. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
James i. 26. If any man seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, that man's religion is vain.
iii. 2. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man.
CXCIX. Of covetousness. Exod. xx. 17. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man servant, nor his maid servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's. Deut. xv. 21. Rom. vii. 7.-xiii. 19. Ps. cxix. 36. Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to
Eph. v. 3. Covetousness, let it not be once named among you as becometh saints.
Col. iii. 5. Mortify your members, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Heb. xiii. 5. Let your conversation be without covetousness.
CC. Threatenings against covetous persons. Ps. x. 3. The wicked blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.
Isa. lvii. 17. For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth and smote him.
Jer. vi. 12. Their houses shall be turned unto others with their fields.
Ver. 13. For from the least of them even to the greatest, every one is given to covetousness. Ch. viii. 10.
xxii. 17. Thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetous
Ver. 18. Therefore, saith the Lord, they shall not lament him.
Mic. ii. 1.Woe unto them, they covet fields and take them by violence.
Hab. ii. 9. Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil.
Mark vii. 22. Thefts, covetousness, &c. Ver. 23. Defile the man.
1 Cor. vi. 9. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Ver. 10. Neither thieves nor covetous shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Eph. v. 5. No covetous man hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. See Ezek. xxxiii. 28, 31.
See instances of covetous persons punished. Balaam, Numb. Chap. xxii. and xxiii. Compare 2 Pet. ii. 15. Jude ver. 11. Rev. ii. 14. His death, Numb. xxxi. 8, 16. Achan, Jos. vii. 5 to 25. Ahab,
1 Kings xxi. 1 to 16, 19, &c. 2 Kings ix. 25.
CCI. An insatiable desire of riches. Prov. xv. 27. He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house.
xxvii. 20. Hell and destruction is never full, so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
Eccl. iv. 8. There is one alone, and there is not a second, yea he hath neither child nor brother, yet there is no end of his labour, neither is his eye satisfied with riches, neither saith he for whom do I labour and bereave my soul of good? this is also vanity, it is a sore travel.
v. 10. He that loveth silver, shall not be satisfied with silver, neither he that loveth abundance with increase.
CCII. Threats against unjust measures of acquiring riches. Prov. i. 18. They lay wait for their own blood, they lurk privily for their own lives.
Ver. 19. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain, which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Matt. xvi. 26. What is a man profited, if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul, or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul. Job xxvii. 8. For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? Ver. 9. Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
1 Tim. vi. 9. They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
Ver. 10. For the love of money is the root of all evil, which while some coveted after they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Ver. 11. But thou, O man of God, flee these things. See James iv. 13, 16.
CCIII. Riches are not a lasting possession. Prov. xxiii. 5. Riches make themselves wings and fly away.
xxvii. 24. Riches are not for ever, and doth the crown endure to every generation? 1 Cor. vi. 13.
Matt. vi. 19. They are treasures which moth and rust do corrupt, and which thieves break through and steal. 1 Tim. vi. 17. They are uncertain.
xiii. 22. They are deceitful. Mark iv. 9. Heb. x. 34. Ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
CCIV. Riches cannot be carried hence to the other world. Ps. xlix. 16. Be not afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
Ver. 17. For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away, his glory shall not descend after him.
Eccl. v. 15. As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.
Job i. 21. Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return.
1 Tim. vi. 7. We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
CCV. Possessing riches but not using them, the vanity thereof. Prov. xiii. 7. There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing. There is
that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. Eccl. vi. 1, 2.ii. 26.
CCVI. Riches are attended with care and trouble in life. Eccl. ii. 4. I made me great works, I builded me houses, I planted me vineyards, &c. to ver. 10.
Ver. 11. I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do, and behold all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit.
Eccl. ii. 22. For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his spirit wherein he hath laboured?
Ver. 23. For all his days are sorrows and his travel grief, yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night.
Eccl. v. 11. When goods increase, they are increased that eat them, and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?
Ver. 12. The abundance of the rich will not suffer them to sleep.
Ver. 13. I have seen riches kept for the owners thereof to their
Ver. 16. What profit hath he that laboureth for the wind?
Ver. 17. All his days he eateth in darkness, and hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness,
Prov. xv. 6. In the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
Eccl. ix. 11. Riches are not to men of skill, &c.
Prov. xxii. 1. A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. CCVII. Riches recommend no man to the favour of God. Job xxxiv. 19. God accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor.
xxxvi. 19. Will he esteem thy riches? no not gold, nor all the forces of strength.
Prov, xi. 4. Riches profit not in the day of wrath.
xxii. 2. The rich and the poor meet together, the Lord is the maker of them all.
Ezek. vii. 18. Their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord. Zeph. i. 18.
Mark xii. 41. Many that were rich cast in much into the treasury of the temple.
Ver. 42. A poor widow cast in two mites, which make a farthing, Ver. 43. Jesus said, this poor widow hath cast in more than they all. Ver. 44. For they did cast in of their abundance, but she did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
Luke i. 53. He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he hath sent empty away. See the parable of the rich fool. Luke xii. 20. &c. And of the rich man and Lazarus. Luke xvi. 29 to 25.
CCVIII. The advantages which one man hath over another by means of riches. Prov. x. 15. The rich man's wealth is his strong city, the destruction of the poor is their poverty. Chap. xviii. 11..
xiii. 8. The ransom of a man's life are his riches. Eccl. vii. 12, xiv. 20. The poor is hated even of his neighbour, but the rich hath many friends. Chap. xix. 4,
Ver. 24. The crown of the wise is their riches.