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instrumentis refertâ, amissæ. præfat. Maimonidis in More Nevochim. a J. Buxtorfió.

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A series of texts which serve as a key and

manuduction, to the subjects of this Psalm, of all the prophets, and of the whole gofpel fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

The mystic sense of sacred writ supported by these passages, and revealed to those; whom the wise contemn. Matt. xiii. 35. I will

open my mouth in parables: I will utter things concealed from the foundation of the world. These words are transferred from Psalm lxxviii. 2.-Matt. xi. 25. I thank thee, O father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wife and prudent, and hast revealed them una to babes. Even fo, father, for thus it seemed good in thy fight. See Luke x. 21. and Ifa.

xix. 14

1 Cor. i. 19, 20.

You see your calling; brethren, how that not many wife after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and the weak

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instrumentis refertâ, amiffæ. præfat. Maimonidis in More Nevochim. a J. Buxtorfió.

A series of texts which serve as a key and

manuduction, to the subjects of this Psalm, of all the prophets, and of the whole gofpel fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

The mystic sense of sacred writ supported by these passages, and revealed to those; whom the wise contemn. Matt. xiii. 35. I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter things concealed from the foundation of the world. These words are transferred from Psalm lxxviii. 2.-Matt. xi. 25. I thank thee, O father, Lord of heaven and earth; because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them una to babes. Even fo, father, for thus it seemed good in thy hght. See Luke x. 21. and Ija.

xix. 14.

1 Cor. i. 19, 20.

You see your calling; Brethren, how that not many wise after the lesh, not many mighty, not many noble ; but God hath chosen the foolish things of the vorld to confound the wise; and the weak

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prophet, David, have been much of late insulted and mocked on account of the curses, and imprecations of judgments on the heads of his enemies. Voltaire in particular has emptied the shaft of his envenomed arrows against him, and triumphs with a petulant malignity of wit and sarcasm for those passages in the Pfalms, which declare only the law of retaliation, of evil for evil; of meting qut to the cruel and unmerciful, to the blood-thirsty and inhuman, an adequate measure of just vengeance; beyond which, the wrath of God in his own theocracy, as judge and avenger, never extended; nor ever insinuated any further feverity, than to make the stubborn and obstinate finners see their wicked deeds, falling back upon their own heads; and that the pits, and snares, which they had digged for others, fhould catch their own feet. What man of

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