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The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart.1

Psalm lv, 21. My heart is fixed.

lvii. 7. They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.*

Triii. 4, 5. Vain is the help of man.

lx. 11; cviii. 12. Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance they are altogether lighter than vanity.

lxii. 9. He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass."

lxxii. 6. His enemies shall lick the dust.

9. As a dream when one awaketh.

lcxiii. 20.

Promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

lxxv. 6. He putteth down one and setteth up another. 7. They go from strength to strength.

Ixxxiv. 7. A day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.?

Ixrrir. 10. Mercy and truth are met together : righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

l.cxxv. 10.

1 The words of his mouth were softer than butter, having war in his heart. Book of Common Prayer.

2 Like the deaf adder, that stoppeth her ears ; which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely. Ibid.

8 As for the children of men, they are but vanity: the children of men are deceitful upon the weights ; they are altogether lighter than vanity itself. Ibid.

4 He shall come down like the rain into a fleece of wool. - Ibid.
5 Nor yet. Ibid.
6 One day in thy courts. - Ibid.
7 Ungodliness. lbid.


A thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past," and as a watch in the night.

Psalm xc. 4. We spend our years as a tale that is told.?

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.



So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.


Establish thou the work of our hands upon us : yea, the work of our hands establish thou it."


I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress : my God; in him will I trust.5

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Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for ... the destruction that wasteth at noonday.® 6.

The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree : he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.?

xcii. 12.

The noise of



xciii. 4.

The Lord reigneth ; let the earth rejoice.

scrii. 1.

1 Seeing that is past. Book of Common Prayer,
2 We bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told. Ibid.

8 The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years, yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow ; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone. Ibid.

4 Prosper thou the work of our hands upon us; oh prosper thou our handiwork. Ibid.

5 I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope and my stronghold ; my God, in him will I trust. - Ibid.

6 For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday, Ibid.

? Like a palm-tree, and shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus. — Ibid.

8 The Lord is king; the earth may be glad thereof. Ibid.


As for man his days are as grass ; as a flower of the field so he flourisheth.

Psulm ciii. 15. The wind passeth over it, and it is gone; 2 and the place thereof shall know it no more.

Wine that maketh glad the heart of man.

Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters.*

cvii. 23.

civ. 15.


At their wits' end.


Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

cx. 3. I said in my haste, All men are liars.

crvi. 11. Preciouse in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.


The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.?

crviii. 22. I have more understanding than all my teachers : for thy testimonies are my meditations.

crix. 99. A lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." 105.


1 The days of man are but as grass ; for he flourisheth as a flower of the field. Book of Common Prayer.

? For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone. Ibid.
8 To his work. Ibid.
4 And occupy their business. Jbid.

5 In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee free-will-offerings with an holy worship : the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning. Ibid.

6 Right dear. Ibid.

7 The same stone which the builders refused is become the head stone in the corner. - Ibid.

8 I have more understanding than my teachers : for thy testimonies are my study. - Ibid.

9 A lantern unto my feet, and a light unto my paths. Ibid.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

Psalm cxxi. 6.

cxcii. 7.

Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity ? within thy palaces.

He giveth his beloved sleep.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them.

cxxvii. 2.


Thy children like olive plants 8 round about thy table.

cxxviii. 3. I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids.

cxxxii. 4; Prorerbs ri. 4.



Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren 5 to dwell together in unity.

cxxxiii. 1. We hanged our harps upon the willows. 6

cxxxvii. 2. If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell' in the uttermost parts of the sea.

cxxxix. 9. I am fearfully and wonderfully made.8

14. Put not your trust in princes.

cxlvi. 3. My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

Proverbs i. 10. Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the street.


1 The sun shall not burn thee by day, neither the moon by night. — Book of Common Prayer.

2 Plenteousness. Ibid. 3 Like the olive branches. Ibid. 4 I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyes to slumber. - Ibid. 5 How good and joyful a thing it is, brethren. — Ibid. 6 As for our harps, we hanged them up upon the trees. Ibid. 7 And remain. — Ibid. 8 Though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth. Ibid.

Length of days is in her right hand ; and in her left hand riches and honour.

Proverbs iii, 16.


Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.

iv. 7. The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Go to the ant, thou sluggard ; consider her ways, and be wise.


vi. 6.

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep.

vi. 10; xxiv. 33. So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned ?

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As an ox goeth to the slaughter.

vii. 22; Jeremiah xi. 19.

Wisdom is better than rubies.

riii. 11.



Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

ix. 17. He knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

A wise son maketh a glad father.
The memory of the just is blessed.
The destruction of the poor is their poverty.
In the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

xi. 14 ; xxiv. 6. He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it.




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