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the former things, what they be, or declare us things for to come: Let them shew the things that are to come hereafter ; that we may know that they are Gods; yea, there is none that sheweth; yea, there is none that declareth; yea, there is none that heareth their Word's.

a Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God, and say thus in his Heart? How doth God know? Is there Knowledge in the Most High? Can he Judge through the dark Cloud? The Lord shall not see, neither shall God regard us : Or, Why doth he say, God hath forgotten, he hideth his Face, he will never see it? For surely, the Lord beholdeth Mischief and Spite to requite it; and whoever committeth Villany, or Adultery, or Speaketh lying Words in my Name, even I know, and am a Witness, faith the Lord. :

The Lord knoweth the manifold Transgresfions of the wicked, and their mighty Sins : He - will never forget any of their Works; For his Eyes are upon the Ways of Man, and, there is no Darkness, or shadow of Death, where the Workers of Iniquity may hide themselves.

c Shall the Thing framed say, of him that framed it, he hath no Underftanding! He that planted the Ear, shall he not hear ? He that formed the Eye, shall he not see? He that teacheth Man Knowledge, shall not he know?

d God hath not Eyes of Flesh. The Lord seeth not as Man seeth: For Man looketh on the out

If. 41. 22, 23, 26. * Pf. 10.13. Pf. 73. II. Job 22. 13. Pr. 94. 7. Pf. 10. II, 14. Jer. 29. 23.

b Am. S. 12. Am. 8. 7. Job 34. 22. cIf, 29. 16. PL. 94. D, 10. Job 10. 4. 1 Sam. 16. 7.



ward appearance, but, the Lord looketh on the Heart.

a Neither is his Ear heavy, that it cannot hear.

b Shall any teach God Knowledge


¢ God is wise in Heart: His Thoughts are very deep. He is mighty in Wisdom: He is wonderful in Counsel, and excellent in Working.

d The Lord possessed Wisdom in the beginning of his Way, before his Works of old ; while as yet he had not inade the Earth, nor the Fields, nor the highest part of the Dust of the World.

e The Lord, by Wisdom, hath founded the Earth; by Understanding hath he established the Heavens; by his knowledge, the Depths are broken up, and the Clouds drop down the Dew: He hath established the World by his Wisdom, and hath stretcht out the Heavens by his Discretion.. O Lord, how manifold are thy Works ! in Wisdom haft thou made them all.

fAnd God saw every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very good. He hath made every thing beautiful, in his time.

8 He is the only Wise God.

h Who hath known the Mind of the Lord ? Or, who hath been his Counsellor? Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord ? Or, being his


I Sam. 16. 7.

a if. 59. I.

Job 21. 22. Job 9. 4. Pf. 92. s. Job 36. s. If. 28. 29. d Prov. 8. 22, 26. Proy. 3. 19, 20. Jer. 10. 12. Pf. 104. 24.

f Gen, 1. 31. Eccl. 3., 11. $ i Tim. 1..17.

b Rom. 11, 34. IS, 40. 13.




Counsellor, hath taught him ? With whom took he Counsel? Who instructed him, and taught him Knowledge, and shewed to him the way of Understanding?

a Where shall Wisdom be found, and where is the place of Understanding? The Depth faith, it is not in me; and the Sea faith, it is not with me: It cannot be gotten for Gold, nei. ther shall Siiver be weighed for the Price thereof: Whence then cometh Wisdom, seeing it is hid from the Eyes of all Living ? God underftandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.

b. Behold, he puttetli no trust in his Servants ; - and his Angels he chargeth with Folly.

c The Lord knoweih the Thoughts of the Wile, that they are vain ;. for the Wisdom of this World, is Foolishness with God.

d There are many Devices in a Man's Heart; nevertheless the Counsel of the Lord, that fhall fand. For there is no Wisdom, nor UnderNanding, nor Counsel against the Lord; who taketh the Wife in their own--Craftinéss, turneth them backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish.

e. He respecteth not any that are Wife of Heart; because the Foolishness of God is wiser than Men : andi he chooseth the foolish things of this World, to confound the Wife, that no Flesti should glory in his Presence.

Who hath put Wisdom in the inward Parts? Or, who hath given Understanding to the Heart? If 40. 13, 14. * Job 28.12, 14, 15, 20, 28, 20, 21, 23. Job 4. 18. ci Cor. 3. 20, 19;

d Prov. 19. 21. Prov. 27. 30. Job s: 13. If. 44. 250 Job 37. 24. I Cor. 1. 25927, 29.' w Job 38. 36. 3


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God giveth Wisdom to the Wise, and Knowledge to them that know Understanding.


a Power belongeth unto God. He is Almiglity, and can do every thing."

b The Lord God Omnipotent réigneth ; and in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting Strength.

cWhen his Word goeth forth out of his Mouth, it shall-not-return unto him void, but it shall accomplish that which he pleaseth; and it shall prosper in the thing whereto he sendeth it. As he hath thought, so fhall it come to pass; and as he hath purposed, so shall it stand ; and what his Soul desireth, eyen that he doth..so

d He worketh Signs and Wonders in Heaven; and in Earth; and he calleth those things that be not as though they were. How great are his Signs, and how mighty are his Wonders ?'

e God hath Power to help, and to cart down; to save, and to destroy; and he is able to do exceeding abundantly above all thrat we alk,' or think : For He is strong that executeth his Word, and he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

# There is nothing too hard for the Lord. There is no restraint to the Lord, to save by mány, or by few, or with them that have no Power. For he faveth not with Sword and

Dan. 2. 21. a Pf. 62. 11. Gen. 17. 1. Job 421 2.

b Rev. 19. 6. If. 26. 4. • If. ss. 1. if. 14. 24. Job 23.13. d Dan. 6. 27. Rom. 4. 17. Dari. 4: 3.

2 Chr. 25. 8. Jam. 4. 12. Eph. 3. 20. Joel 2. i1. Phil.-3. 21.

Jer, 321-17. 1 Sam. 14. 6, 2 Chr, 14: II. 1 Sam. 17. 47.




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Spear; and his Strength is made perfect in Weakness.

a Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the Everlasting God, the Creator of the Ends of the Earth, fainteth not, neither is weary?

• He neither slumbereth nor fleepeth; neither is his Hand waxed short that it cannot save.

c Thus faith the Lord, thy Redeemer, and he that formed thee from the Womb ; I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the Heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the Earth by my self: I, even I, am he, and there is no God with me.

d He alone doth great Wonders. He only doth wondrous things.

e The Lord is Mighty in Strength, Excellent in Power, who is like unto him?

f What God is there in Heaven, or in Earth, that can do according to his Works, and according to his Might?

8 Are there any among the Vanities of the Gentiles that can cause Rain? Or can the Heaven give Showers ? Art not thou he, O Lord our God, who haft inade all these things?

h As for our Redeemer, the Lord of Hofts is his Name. He is the God of Forces, Mighty to fave; and there is no other God that can deliver after this fort.


2 Cor. 12. 9.

* If. 40. 28.

b Pf. 121. 4. Numb. II. 23. Il. 59. I. • Il. 44. 24. Deut. 32. 39. & Pf. 136. 4. PT.

Job 9. 4. Job 37. 23. Pr. 35. 1o.


Jer. 14. 22. If . 47. 4. Dan. 11. 38. Is. 63. I, Dan. 3. 29.

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