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1 Cor. vi. 10. Drunkards shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal. v. 19. The works of the flesh are these, adultery, &c. Ver. 21. Drunkenness, revellings, and such like, they that do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Ver. 23.

Eph. v. 18. Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit.

IV. Of making others drunk. Esther i. 3. King Ahasuerus made a feast unto the nobles and princes,

Ver. 5. And to all the people that were present. Ver. 7. And gave them drink, &c.

Ver. 8. The drinking was according to law, none did compel, for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure..

Hab. ii. 15. Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that putteth thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayst look on their nakedness.

Ver. 16. Thou art filled with shame for glory; drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered, the cup of the Lord's right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory. See 2 Sam. xi. 13. Isa. lvi. 12.

Unhappy instances of drunkenness in Noah. Gen. ix. 21. In Lot, Gen. xix. 32. Nabal. 1 Sam. xxv. 36. Elah. 1 Kings xvi. 9, 10. Benhadad. 1 Kings xx. 16 to 22. See wicked clergymen, their drunkenness. Also magistrates perverting judgment through drunkenness.


V. Sleep. Prov. vi. 9. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard, when wilt thou awake out of sleep?

Ver. 10. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep.

Ver. 11. So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth and thy want as an armed man.

xx. 13. Love not sleep lest thou come to poverty, open thine and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

xxiii. 21. Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.


xxvi. As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the sh ful upon

n his bed.


VI. Labour commanded, and promises to the laborious, the diligent and industrious. Gen. iii. 19. In the, sweat of thy face, shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground.

Exod. xx. 19. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work. Prov. x. 4. He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand, but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

xii. 11. He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread, but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding. Ch. xxviii. 29. Ver. 24. The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the slothful shall be under tribute.

Ver. 27. The slothful roasteth not that which he took in hunting, but the substance of the diligent man is precious.

xiii. 4. The soul of the sluggard desireth and hath nothing, but the soul of the diligent shalt be made fat.

Prov. xiii. 11. Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

xiv. 23. In all labour there is profit, but the labour of the lips tendeth only to penury.

Prov. xxi. 5. T..e thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness, but of every one that is hasty, only to want.

xxii. 21. Seest thou a man diligent in his business, he shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before mean men.

xxxi. 27. A good wife eateth not the bread of idleness.

Eccl. v. 12. The sleep of a labouring man is sweet.

xi. 6. In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening with-hold not thy hand.

Rom. xii. 11. Be not slothful in business.

Eph. iv. 28. Let him that stole steal no more, but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

1 Thess. iv. 11. We beseech you, that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands.

Ver. 12. That ye may walk honestly towards them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

2 Thess. iii. 10. We command you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

Ver. 11. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly working not at all, but are busy bodies.

Ver. 12. Now them that are such we command and exhort, by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quictness they work and cat their own bread.

Ver. 14. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. 1 Tim. v. 13.


VII. Of the sluggard, the slothful and idle. See several of the foregoing texts, where these persons are compared with the diligent, &c. Prov. vi. 6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard, consider her ways and be wise. Ver. 7. Which having no guide, overseer or ruler,

Ver. 8. Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

x. 26. As vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

xv. 19. The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns, but the way of the righteous is made plain.

xviii. 9. He that is slothful in his work, is brother to him that is a great waster.

xix. 15. Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Ver. 24. A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth. Ch. xxvi. 15.

xx. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold, therefore shall be beg in harvest and have nothing.

xxi. 25. The desire of the slothful killeth him, for his hands refuse to labour. Ch. xiii. 4.

xxii. 13. The slothful man saith, there is a lion without, I shall

be slain in the streets. Ch. xxvi. 13. There is a lion in the way, a

lion is in the streets.

Prov. xxiv. 30. I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

Ver. 31. And lo! it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone-wall thereof was broken down. Ver. 32. Then I saw and considered it well, and looked upon it and received instruction.

Eccl. x. 18. By much slothfulness, the building decayeth, and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

Ezek. xvi. 49. This was the iniquity of Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness.


VIII. The study and pursuit of wisdom recommended. Job xxxii, 7. Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

Prov. i. 2. Know wisdom and instruction, and perceive the words of understanding.

Ver. 20. Wisdom crieth without in the chief places of concourse, Ver. 21, 23. Ch. viii. 1 to 12, 14, 33.

ii. 2. Incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding. Ver. 3, 4, 5.

iii. 21. Keep sound wisdom and instruction. Ver. 22.

iv. 5. Get wisdom, get understanding.

v. 1. My son, attend to my wisdom. Ver. 7.

vii. 4. Say unto wisdom thou art my father, and call understanding thy kinswoman. Ver. 5.

xviii. 1. Through desire a man having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. Eccl. i. 13, 16, 17.—ii. 3, 9, 12. -vii. 23, 25.-viii. 16.-ix. 13.

xxii. 7. Bow down thine ear to the words of the wise, and apply thine heart to my knowledge.

xxiii. 23. Buy the truth and sell it not, also wisdom and instruction, and understanding.

xxvii. 11. My son, be wise and make my heart glad. Ch. xxix. 3. Matt. x. 16. Be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. James iii. 13. Who is a wise man among you, let him shew out of a good conversation his works with the meekness of wisdom.

IX. The excellency of wisdom above all other endowments. Job xxviii. 13. Man knoweth no the price of wisdom.

Ver. 15. It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof. See ver. 16 to 20.

Prov. iii. 14. The merchandise of wisdom is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. Ch. xvi. 16. Ver. 15. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

iv. 7. Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom, and with all thy getting get understanding.

Eccl.ii. 13. Wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth dark


iv. 13. Better is a poor and wise child, than an old and foolish king. 1x. 16. Wisdon is better than strength. Prov. iii. 21, 22, 23.

Eccl. ix. 18. Wisdom is better than weapons of war.

X. Wisdom is profitable, pleasant aud honourable. Job xxii. 2. He that is wise may be profitable unto himself.

Prov. ii. 10. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

Ver. 11. Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee, to deliver thee from the away of the evil man.

iii. 13. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

Ver. 16. Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and honour.

Ver. 17. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. Ch. xxiv. 13, 14.

iii. 18. Wisdom is a tree of life, to every one that findeth her, and happy is every one that retaineth her.

Ver. 35. The wise shall inherit glory.

iv. 8. Exalt wisdom and she shall promote thee, she shall bring thee to honour when thou dost embrace her.

Ver. 9. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace, a crown of glory shall she deliver unto thee.

ix. 1. Wisdom hath builded her house. Ch. xxiv. 3, 4 —xiv. 1. Ver. 12. If thou be wise thou shalt be wise for thyself.

xi. 29. The fool shall be servant to the wise in heart.

xii. 18. A man shall be commended according to his wisdom. xvi. 20. He that handleth a matter wisely, shall find good. Ver. 21. The wise in heart shall be called prudent.

Prov. xviii. 4. The well-spring of wisdom is a flowing brook. Eccl. vii. 11. Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.

Ver. 12. Wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence, but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom giveth life.

Ver. 19. Wisdom strengtheneth a wise man, more than ten mighty men that are in the city. Ch. ix. 15, 16, 18. Prov. iii. 21. viii. 1. A man's wisdom maketh his face to shine.

Ver. 5. A wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. x. 10. Wisdom is profitable to direct.

xii. 11. The words of the wise are as goads and nails.

XI. Wisdom is the gift of God. Exod. xxxi. 6. In the heart of all that are wise hearted, I have put wisdom, saith the Lord. Ver. 3. Job xxvii. 12. Where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place thereof?

Ver. 23. The Lord knoweth the place thereof, and the thereway of. Ver. 20.

Ps. li. 6. In the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. Ps. cxix. 98, 99, 100.

Prov. ii. 6. The Lord giveth wisdom, out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

Ver. 7. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous.

Eccl. ii. 26. God giveth to a man that is good in his sight, knowledge, and wisdom, and joy.

ix. 1. The righteous, and the wise, and their works arc in the hand of God.

Dan. ii. 21. God giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding. Ver. 23. See Acts vii. 10.

Luke xxi. 15. I will give you a mouth and wisdom. 2 Pet. iii. 15. James iii 17. The wisdom from above is pure, &c. Ver. 17.

XII. Wisdom prayed for by those who believed it to be the gift of God. 1 Kings xxii. 12. For Solomon David prayed thus, the Lord give thee wisdom, that thou mayest keep the law of the Lord. Ps. Ixxii. 1.

1 Kings iii. 8. Solomon prayed thus, Lord give thy servant an understanding heart, that he may judge thy people, and that he may discern between good and bad.

1 Kings iii. 11. And God said, because, thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life, neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself, understanding to discern judgement;

Ver. 12. Behold I have done according to thy words, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart.

Ver. 13. I have also given thee, that which thou hast not asked, both riches and honour. Ver. 28. Ch. iv. 9.-v. 12. 2 Chron. i. 10. Ps. xc. 12. So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

Col. i. 9. I pray that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom.

James viii. 5. If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him. Ver. 17,

XIII. Wisdom and religion the same. Deut. iv. 5. I have taught you statutes and judgments.

Ver. 6. Keep and do them, for this is your wisdom, and under. standing,

xxxii 29. O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end.

Job xxviii. 28. Behold the fear of the Lord that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding. Ps. cxi. 10. Prov. i. 7.

Ps. ii. 10. Be wise, O ye kings, be instructed, O ye judges of the earth.

Ver. 11. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. xxvii. 30. The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. Prov. viii. 8.

Ixiv. 10. They shall wisely consider the Lord's doings. ci. 2. I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way.

cvii. 43. Whoso is wise and will obsesve these things even they shall understand the loving-kindness of the Lord. Hos. xiv. 9.

Prov. x. 8. The wise in heart will receive the commandments. xv. 24. The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. Ch. xiii. 14,

xix. 8. He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul, and he that hath understanding shall find good. Ch. viii. 36. He that sinneth against me (wisdom) wrongeth his own soul; all that hate me love death.

Prov. xxi. 12. The righteous wisely considereth the house of the wicked.

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