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God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Ecclesiastes vii. 29.

There is no discharge in that war.

viü. 8. To eat, and to drink, and to be merry.

viii. 15; Luke xii. 19. A living dog is better than a dead lion.

ix. 4. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.

10. The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong

A bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days.

In the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.



xi. 1.





He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand.

Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes

to behold the sun. Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth. Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.

xii. 1. The grinders cease because they are few.

The grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets.

5. Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.


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Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Ecclesiastes xii. 7. The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies.

Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

For, lo! the winter is past, the rain is over and gone ; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.

The Song of Solomon ii, 11, 12. The little foxes, that spoil the vines.

15. Terrible as an army with banners.

ri. 4, 10. Like the best wine, ... that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

rii. 9. Love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave.

viii. 6. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.

7. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib.

Isaiah i. 3. The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. As a lodge in a garden of cucumbers.

They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more,

ü. 4; Micah iv. 3. In that day a man shall cast his idols to the moles and to the bats.



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Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils.

Isaiah ii. 22. The stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water.

iii. 1. Grind the faces of the poor.

Walk with stretched-forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go.

In that day seven women shall take hold of one man.




Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.

v. 20.


I am a man of unclean lips.

ri. 5. The Lord shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost parts of the rivers of Egypt.

rii. 18. Wizards that peep and that mutter.

viii. 19. To the law and to the testimony. The ancient and honorable.

ix. 15. The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

xi. 2. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid.

Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming

xir. 9. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! The burden of the desert of the sea.

xxi. 1. Babylon is fallen, is fallen. Watchman, what of the night? Let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we shall die.

cxii. 13.





xxiii. 8.

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crviii. 10.

Fasten him as a nail in a sure place. Isaiah xxii. 23.
Whose merchants are princes.
A feast of fat things.

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line ; here a little, and there a little.

We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement.

Their strength is to sit still.

Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book.

The desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.


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Thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed.

xrxvi. 6.

Set thine house in order.

Xrxviii. 1.

All flesh is grass.

al. 6.


The nations are as a drop of a bucket.

A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench.

alii. 3. There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.

ælviii. 22. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter.

lii. 7. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts.

lv. 7. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation.

lx, 22. Give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heavi

lxi. 3.


I have trodden the wine-press alone.

liii. 3.

We all do fade as a leaf.

Isaiah lxiv. 6.

vi. 16.

Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

Jeremiah vi. 14; viii. 11. Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein."

Amend your ways and your doings. vii. 3; xxvi. 13.

Is there no balm in Gilead ? Is there no physician there?

viii. 22. Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of wayfaring men!

ix. 2. Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots ?

xiii. 23.

A man of strife and a man of contention.

xv. 10.

Written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond.

xvii. 1.

He shall be buried with the burial of an ass. xxii. 19. As if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel.

Ezekiel x. 10. The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.

xviii. 2; Jeremiah xxxi. 29. Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

Daniel v. 27. The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.

vi. 12. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

ii. 4. They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.

Hosea riii. 7. I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes.


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