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The Names and Order of all the Books of the Old and New Testaments, and

of the Apocrypha, with the number of their Chapters.

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2 AS the DEDICATION of the English translation of the BIBLE to king James the first of England seems to be wholly unnecessary for the l purposes of edification, and perhaps on some accounts improper to be continued in an American edition, the Editors have substituted a short accuint

of the translations of the Old and New Testaments from the original Hebrew and Greek in which they were written. 1 To the Jews was first committed the care of the sacred Writings, and for many ages tbey were in a manner confined to that chosen people

There was then no need of translations into other languages; yet was the providence of God particularly manifest in their preservation and purity

The Jews were so faithful to their important trust, that, when copies of the law or the prophets were transcribed, they observed the most scrupulous exactness; they not only diligently compared the one with the other, but even counted the number of letters in each book and compared and recorded the numbers.

The first translations that were made of the Old Testament were after the Babylonish captivity. They are called the Targums, which word in i the Chaldean language signifies Translations. They are also often called the Chialdee Paraphrases; some of them are exact translations of differ

ent parts of Scripture; others are properly paraphrases, containing enlargements, explanations, and even additions. Several of them are yet extant, and they are often mentioned by the ancient fathers of the Christian church. Some have affirmed that the five books of Moses and that of Joshua were translated into Greek before the days of Alexander the Great. But the most remarkable translation of the Old Testament into Greek is called the Septuagint, which, if the opinion of some eminent writers is to be credited, was made in the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus, about 260 years before the Christian era. At any rate,it is undoubtedly the most ancient that is now extant, and on many acconnts deserving notice, though not to be put on a level with the Hebrew text, as has been sometimes done.

The New Testament was originally written in Greek; and no sooner was the gospel spread through the nations than it was found necessary to translate de inspired Writings for each into its proper tongue. Some translations of the Old Testament, different from the Septuagint, were made into Greek rom the year of Christ's birth 128 to 200. It is generally believed that the church of Antioch was favoured with a Syrian translation of the Bible as early as the year 100. The Ethiopians of Abyssinia have a version of the Bible, which they ascribe to Frumentius, of the fourth century. Chrysostom, who lived in the end of the fourth, and Theodoret, who lived in the middle of the fifth century, both inform us that they had the Syrian, Indian, Persian, Armenian, Ethiopic, and Scythian versions. The ancient Egyptians had the Scriptures translated into their language. The Georgians have a version in their ancient language. The most ancient German translation is supposed to have been niadt by Ulphilas A. D. 360. The Old Testament of all these translations. except the Syrian, is taken from the Septuagint, and not immediately from the Hebrew text.

We viu now give some account of ine trans.ations of tne Bible into the English language. There have been some who have affirmed that Adelme, Bishop of Sherburn, who lived in the beginning of the eighth century, translated the Psalms into the Saxon tongue. That however is unsertain, as some of the best historians make no mention of it: yet it is possible, as he was a man of great parts, and of great learning for those times, and said to be the first Englishman who wrote in the Latin language. About the same time, or a little after, Becle, commonly called the venerable Bede, translated some parts of the New Testament, some say the whole Bible, but that is not probable. Near 200 years later, king Alfred translated die Psalms into the same language. In 1382 Wicklifl' finished his translation of the Bible, which is yet extant; that is to say, there are copies of it in some publick-and private libraries. All these translations were made from the Vuigate. In the reign of Henry the eighilı, several editions of he Old and New Tesiaments were published in English; one of the most remarkable is that of William Tyndal in 1530. The translations of the New Testament was made from the original Greek, but probably the Old Testament either from the Latin of the Vulgate, or the Greek of the Sepalagint. This was soon followed by the improvements of Coverdale and Mathews. By order of the king, Tonsta), Bishop of Durham, and Fleath, Bishop of Rochester, made a new translation, which was published in 1541 : but, not pleasing Henry, it was suppressed by authority. In the reign of king Edward the sixth, another translation was made ; two editions of which were published, one in 1549, and the other in 1551. In the pign of queen Elizabeth another translation was made, which, being revised by some of the most learned of the Bishops, went by the name of the Bishops' Bible... This professed to be translated from the Hebrew of the Old Testament, and the Greek of the New, though in some instances, when here was a difference, it preferred the Septuagint to the Hebrew.

This last circumstance, with some others, induced king James the first to select fifty-four persons, eminent in learning, and particularly well acquainted with the original languages in which the Old and New Testaments were written, to make a new translation of the whole Bible. In 1!1e vear 1607, forty-seven of those persons, the other seven probably having died, assembled together, and arranged themselves into committees, to each of which a portion was given to translate. They were favoured not only with the best translations, but with the most accurate copies, and the van ous readings of the original text. After about three years assiduous labour, they severally completed the parts assigned them. They then met together, and while one read the translation newly formed, the rest had each a copy of the original text in his hand, or some one of the ancient ver sions, and when any difficulty occurred they stopped, till by common consultation it was determined what was most agreeable to the inspired Original. This translation was first published A. D. 1610, and is the one which has been ever since that time printed by publick authority, and generally used in the British dominions. It may be added with safety, that it has been generally approved by men of learning and p ery of all denominations, of which its having never been superseded by any other, for two hundred years, is a sufficient proof.

The publisher has only further to add, that he has made the following impression from the Oxford edition of 1784 by Jackson and Hamiltonand lias been particularly attentive in the revisal and correction of the proof-sheets with the Cambridge edition of 1668 by John Field--with the Edinburgh edition of 1775 by Kincaid, and, in all variations, with the London edition of 1772. by Eyre and Strahan--that where there was any difference in words, or in the omission or addition of words, among these, he followed that which appeared to be must agreeable to the Hebrew or Arias Montanus, and to the Greek of Arias Montanus and Leusden, and always adopted some one of the above-mentioned English copies as his authority, except in the mode of spelling, in which he has generally followed Johnson

CONTENTS

The song

GENESIS

The bondage of the Israelites, 5 Denunciations for sins, 20 Strange communion forbidden, 7

God's promise renewed, 6 Priests' qualifications, 21 God's mercies claim obedience, s

CREATION,

1

Moses goeth to Pharaoh, 7 Nature of sacrifices,

22 Israel's rebellion rehearsed, 9

Formation of Man

2

Plague of frogs,

8 Feasts of the LORD,

The Fall,

23 The Tables restored,

3

Plagues continued,

9 Shelomith's son,

24 An exhortation to obedience, 11

Death of Abel,

4

Plagues continued,

10 The Jubilee,

25 Blood forbidden,

Generations of Adam,

12

5

The Israelites borrow jewels, 11 Obedience required,

26 Idolaters to be stoned,

13

l'he Ark,

6

Passover instituted,

12 Nature of vows,

27 Of meats, clean and unclean,

The Deluge,

Departure of the Israelites, 13

of the year of release,

Waters assuaged,

8

NUMBERS.

14

Egyptians drowned,

The feast of the Passover, 16

Death of Noah,

9

of Moses,

15 The tribes numbered,

1 The choice and duty of a king, 17

Noah's generations,

10

Manna and quails sent,

16 Order of the tribes,

2 The priests' portion,

13

Babel built,

11

Moses builds an altar,

17 Levites appointed priests,

3 Cities of refuge appointed, 19

Call of Abram,

12

Moses meets his wife and sons, 18 The service of the Kohathites, 4 The priest's exhortation before

Abram and Lot,

13

God's message

from Sinai, 19 Trial of jealousy,

5 battle,

20

Battle of the kings,

14

The ten commandments,

20 Law of the Nazarite,

6 Expiation of uncertain murder, 21

Abram's faith,

15

Laws against murder, 21 Offerings of the princes, 7 Of humanity toward brethren, 22

Departure of Hagar,

16

Laws against thest, &c. 22 Levites consecrated,

8 Divers laws and ordinances, 23

Circumcision,

17

Laws against false witness, &c 23 Passover commanded,

9 Of divorce,

21

Abraham and the angels, 18

Moses called into the mount, 24 The Israelites' march, 10 Stripes must not exceed forty, 2.5

Destruction of Sodom, 19

Form of the ark,

25 The Israelites loathe manna, 11 Of the offering of first-fruits, 26

Abraham denieth Sarah, 20

Curtains for the ark,

26 Miriam's leprosy,

12 The law to be written on stones, 27

Isaac is born,

21

Altar of burnt-offering, 27 Delegates search the land, 13 Blessings and curses declared, 28

Isaac offered up,

22

Aaron and his sons made priests, 28 The people murmur at the re- God's covenant with his people, 29

Death of Sarah,

23

Priests consecrated,

29 port,

14 Mercy promised to the penitent, 30

Isaac and Rebecca meet, 24

Ransom of souls,

30 Sundry laws given,

15 Moses giveth Joshua a charge, 31

Abraham's death,

25

Moses receiveth the two tables, 31 Korah, Dathan, &c. slain, 16 The song of Moses,

32

Isaac blessed,

26

Golden calf...... Tables broken, 32 Aaron's rod flourisheth,

33

17 The majesty of God,

Jacob and Esau,

27

God talketh with Moses, 33 Portion of the priests and Le- Moses vieweth the land and

Jacob's vision and vow,

28

Tables renewed,

34

18 dieth,

31

Jacob marrieth Rachel, 29

Free gifts for the Taberuacle, 35 Law of purification,

19

Birth of Joseph,

30

JOSHUA.

People's liberality restrained, 36 Moses smiteth the rock,

Departure of Jacob,

31

Ark, Mercy-seat, &c. 37 Brazen serpent appointed, 21 Joshua succeedeth Moses, 1

Jacob and the angel,

32

Sum of the offerings,

38 Balak sends for Balaam, 22 Rahab concealeth the spies, 2

Jacob and Esau meet,

33

Holy garments made, 39 Balak's sacrifices,

23 The waters of Jordan divided, 3

Shechemites slain,

34

Tabernacle anointed,

40 Balaam's prophecy,

24 Twelve stoves for a memorial, 4

Jacob's altar at Beth-el,

35

Zimri and Cozbi slain, 25 Manna ceaseth,

Generations of Esau,

36

LEVITICUS.

Israel numbered,

26 Jericho besieged and taken, 6

Joseph sold by his brethren, 37

Burnt-offerings,

1 Death of Moses foretold, 27 Achan's sin punished,

7

Judah's incest,

38

Meat-offerings,

2 Offerings to be observed, 28 Joshua taketh Ai,

8.

Joseph and his mistress,

Peace-offerings,

3 Offerings at feasts,

29 The craft of the Gibeonites,

Pharaoh's butler, &c.

40

Sin-offerings,

4 Vows not to be broken, 30 The sun and moon stand still, 10

Pharaoh's dreams,

41

Trespass-offerings,

5 Midianites spoiled,

31 Divers kings conquered, 11

Joseph's brethren in Egypt, 42

Trespass-offerings,

6 The Reubenites and Gadites re- Names of the conquered kings, 12

Joseph entertains his brethren, 43

Law of trespass-offerings, 17 proved,

32 Balaam slain,

13

Joseph's policy to his brethren, 44

Aaron and his sons

Journies of the Israelites, 33 The inheritance of the tribes, 14

Joseph known to his brethren, 45

crated,

8 Borders of the land appointed, 34 The borders of the lot of Judah, 15

Jacob goeth into Egypt, 46

Aaron's sin-offering,

9 Cities of refuge appointed, 35 Ephraimn's inheritance, 16

Joseph presents his brethren, 47 Nadab and Abihu slain, 10 Gilead's inheritance retained, 36 The lot of Manasseh,

17

Joseph goeth to his father,

48

Unclean beasts,

11

The lot of Benjamin,

IS

Jacob blesseth his sons, 49

DEUTERONOMY.

12

Purifications,

The lot of Simeon,

19

Death of Joscph,

50

Law of leprosy,

13 Moses rehearseth God's pro- Cities of refuge, &c.

20

Law for the leper,

14 mise,

1 God giveth Israel rest, 21

EXODU6.
Uncleanness of issues, 15 Story of the Edomites,

2 The two tribes and half sent

The Israelites oppressed,

1 Sin-oflerings,

16 Moses prayeth to see Canaan, 3 home,

22

Moses born,

2 Blood forbidden,

17 An exliortation to obedience,

4 Joshua's exhortation before his

3 Unlawful marriages,

18 Ten Commandments,

5

The hurning bush,

death,

23

(iod's message to Pharaoh,

19 Obedience to the law enjoined, 6 Joshua's death and burial,

24

4 | Repetition of laws,

conse-

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ORAP

JUDGES.

David's ofñcers,

8 The posterity of Judah,

6

4 The temple finished,

The acts of Judah and Simeon, 1 David sends for Mephibosheth, 9 The line of Reuben,

5 Ezra goeth to Jerusalem,

ng

The Israelites fall into idolatry, 2 Hanun's villany,

10 The sons of Levi,

6 Ezra keepeth a fast,

8

The nations left to prove Israel, 3 David's adultery,

9

11 The sons of Issachar,

7 Ezra's prayer,

Deborah and Barak deliver Is-

0

Nathan's parable,

-12 The sons of Benjamin, 8 Ezra's mourning,

rael,

4 Amnon and Tamar,

13 Genealogies of Israel and Judah, 9

NEHEMIAH.

The song of Deoorah and Barak, 5 Absalom's return,

14 Saul's overthrow and death, 10

The Israelites oppressed by Mi- Absalom's policy,

15 David made king of Israel, 11 Nehemiah mourneth for Jeru-

dian,

6 Shimei curseth David, 16 The armies that helped David, 12

!

salem,

Gideon's army,

7 Ahithophel hangeth himself, 17 David feteheth the ark, 13 Artaxerxes encourageth Nehe-

The Ephraimites pacified, 8 Absalom slain by Joab, 18 Hiram's kindness to David, 14 miah,

Abimelech made king,

9 Shimei is pardoned,

3

19 David bringeth the ark to Zion, 15 The names of the builders,

Tolah judgeth Israel, 10 Sheba's revolt,

20 David's psalm of thanksgiving, 16 Nehemiah appointeth a watch, 4.

Jephthah'srash vow, 11 Saul's sons hanged,

21 Nathan's message to David, 17 Reformation of usury,

5

! The Ephraimites slain, 12 David's thanksgiving,

22 David's victories,

18 Sanballat's practices,

6

· Samson born,

13 David's faith,

23 David's messengers ill-treated, 19 Hanani and Hananiah's charge, 7

Samson's marriage and riddle, 14 David numbereth the people, 24 Rabbah taken and spoiled, 20 The reading of the law,

8

Samson is denied his wife, 15

The plague stayed,

21 A solemn fast appointed, 9

FIRST BOOK OF KINGS.
Delilah's falsehood to Samson, 16

Preparation for the temple, 22 The points of the covenant, 10

Micah's idolatry,

17 Solomon anointed king, 1 Solomon made king,

23 Who dwelt at Jerusalem, 11

The Danites seek an inherit- David's death,

2 The order of Aaron's sons, 24 The high priesi's succession, 12
19 Solomon chooseth wisdom, 3 The number of the singers,

ance,

25 Divers abuses reformed,

13

The Levite and his concubine, 19 Solomon's prosperity,

4 The division of the porters, 26

27

ESTIER.

The complaint of the Levite, 20 Hiram and Solomon agree, 5 The twelve captains,

Benjamin's desolation bewailed, 21 The building of the temple, 6 David's exhortation,

28 Ahasuerus' royal feest,

1

Ornaments of the temple, 7 David's reign and death, 29 Esther made queen,

2

RUTH.

The temple dedicated,

8

Haman despised by Mordecai, 3

II. CHRONICLES.

Elimelech driven into Moab, 1 God's covenant with Solomon, 9

The mourning of the Jews,

Ruth gleaneth in Boaz’s field, 2 The queen of Sheba,

10 Solomon's offering,

1 Esther obtaineth the king's fa-

Boaz's bounty to Ruth, 3 Ahijah's prophecy,

11 Solomon sendeth to Huram, 2

vour,

5

Boaz marrieth Ruth,

4 The ten tribes revolt, 12 The building of the temple, 3 Mordecai's good services,

6

Jeroboam's hand withereth, 13 The vessels of the temple, 4 Haman is hanged,

ny

FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL.

Abijah's sickness and death, 14 The temple finished,

5 The rejoicing of the Jews, 8

Samuel born,

1 Jeroboam's sin punished, 15 Solomon blesseth the people, 6 Haman's ten sons hanged, 9

Hannah's song,

2 Jericho rebuilt,

16 Solomon's sacrifice,

7 Mordecai's advancement, 10

The Lord calleth Samuel, 3 The widow's son raised, 17 Solomon buildeth cities,

8

JOB.

Eli's death,

4 Elijah obtaineth rain, 18 The queen of Sheba viwiteth
Dagon falleth before the ark, 5 Elisha followeth Elijah, 19 Solomon,

9 Job's losses and temptations, 1

The ark sent back,

6 Samaria besieged,

20 Rehoboam made king, 10 Job smitten with biles,

2

The Israelites repent,

Naboth stoned,

21 Judah strengthened,

11 Job curseth the day of his birth, 3

The Israelites desire a king, 8 Ahab seduced,

22 Rehoboam's reign and death, 12 Eliphaz reproveth Job,

4

Samuel entertaineth Saul, 9

Abijah overcometh Jeroboam, 13 Adictions are from God, 5

SECOND BOOK OF KINGS.

Saul anointed,

10

Asa destroyeth idolatry, 14 Job wisheth for death,

6

The Ammonites smitten, 11 Moab rebelleth,

1 Asa's covenant with God, 15 Job excuseth his desire of death, 7

Samuel's integrity,

12 Elijah's translation,

2 Asa's death and burial, 16 Bildad sheweth God's justice, 8

Saul reproved,

13 Moabites defeated,

3 Jehoshaphat's good reign, 17 The innocent often afflicted, 9

Saul's victories,

14 The widow's oil multiplied,

4 Micaiah's prophecy,

18 Job expostulateth with God, 10

Saul spareth Agag,

15 Naaman cleansed,

5 Jehoshaphat's care for justice, 19 Zophar reproveth Job,

11

Samuel anointeth David, 16 A fomine in Samaria,

6 Jehoshapbat's fast and prayer, 20 God's omnipotence maintained, 12

David slayeth Goliath, 17 Plenty in Samaria,

7 Jehoram's wicked reign, 21 Job's confidence in God,

Jonathan's love to David, 18 Ben-hadad killed,

8 Ahaziah's wicked reign, 22 The conditions of man's life, 14

Saul's jealousy of David, * 19 Jezebel eaten by dogs,

9 Joash made king,

23 Eliphaz reproveth Job,

15

David and Jonathan consult, 20 Prophets of Baal slain, 10 Zechariah stoned,

24 Job reproveth his friends, 16

David feigns himself mad, 21 Jehoash anointed king, 11 The Edomites overcome, 25 Job's appeal to God,

17

Nob destroyed,

22 The temple repaired,

12 Uzziah's leprosy,

26 Bildad reproveth Job,

18

David rescuethi Keilah 23 Elisha's death,

13 Jotham's good reign,

27 Job's complaint of his friends, 19

David spareth Saul,

24 Amariah reigneth,

14 Ahaz's wicked reign,

28 The portion of the wicked, 20

The death of Samuel,

25 Azariah's leprosy,

15 Herckiah's good reign, 29 The destruction of the wicked, 21

David findeth Saul asleep, 26 Ahaz's wicked reign,

16 The passover proclaimed, 30 Job accused of divers sins,

David fleeth to Gath,

27 Ten tribes taken captive, 17 Provision for the priests, 31 God's decree is immutable, 23

Saul consults a witch, 28 Rabshakeh's blasphemy, 18 Hezekieh's death,

32 Sin goeth often unpunished, 21

Achish dismisseth David, 29 Hezekiah's prayer,

19 Manasseh's wicked reign, 33 Man cannot be justified before

Amalekites spoil Ziklag, 30 Hezekiah's death,

20 Josiah's good reign,

God,

25

Saul and his sons slain, 31 Manasseh's iniquity,

21 Josiah slain in battle, 35 Job reproveth Bildad,

26

Huldah prophesieth, 22 Jerusalem destroyed, 36 The hypocrite is without liope, 27

SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL,

Josiah destroyeth the idolators, 23

Wisdom is the gift of God, 23

David laments Saul,

1 Judah taken captive,

24

Job bemoaneth himself, 29

David made king of Judah, 2 The temple destroyed, 25 The proclamation of Cyrus, 1 Job's honour turned to con-

Joab killeth Abner,

3

The people return from Baby- tempt,

30

1. CHRONICLES.

Ish-bosheth murdered,

4

lon,

2 Job professeth his integrity, 31

David's age and reign,

5 Adam's line to Noah,

1 The altar erected,

3 Elihu reproveth Job,

32

Uzzah smitten,

6 The posterity of Israel, 2 The decree of Artaxerxes,

33

4 Elihu reasoneth with Job,

God's promise to David, my The sons of David,

3 Tatnai's letter to Darius, 5 God cannot be uzjust,

34

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CONTENTS, &c.

PJALM

Comparisou not to be made with David in prayer fleeth to God, 57, God praised for his

mercy and

Remedies against vanities,

God,

35 David describeth the wicked, 58

truth,

117 Kings are to be respected,

The justice of God's ways, 36 David prayeth for deliverance, 59 David's trust in God, 118 Wisdom is better than strength, 9

God's great works,

37 David's comfort in God's pro- Meditation, prayer, and praise, 119 Of wisdom and folly,

10

God's wisdom is unsearchable, 38 mises,

60 David prayeth against Doeg, 120 Directions for charity,

11

God's power in his creatures, 39 David voweth perpetual ser- The safety of the godly, 121 The preacher's care to edisy, 12

Job humbleth himself to God, 40

vice,

61 David's joy for the church, 122

THE SONG OF SOLOMON.

God's power in the creation, 41 No trust in worldly things, 62 The godly's confidence in God, 123

Job's age and death

42 David's thirst for God, 63 The church blesseth God, 124 The church's love to Christ, 1

David's complaint of his ene- A prayer for the godly, 125 Christ's care of the church, 2

PSALMS.

mies,

64 The church prayeth for mer- The church glorieth in Christ, 3

Happiness of the godly PSALM 1 The blessedness of God's cho- cies,

126 The graces of the church, 4

The kingdom of Christ, 2

sen,

65 The virtue of God's blessing, 127 Christ's love for his church, 5

The security of God's protection, 3 David ex norteth to praise God, 66 Those blessed that fear God, 128 The church's faith in Christ, 6

David prayeth for audience, 4 A prayer for God's kingdom, 67 The haters of the church The graces of the church,

David's profession of his faith, 5 A prayer at the removing of the cursed,

129 The calling of the Gentiles,

David's complaint in sickness, 6 Ark,

68 God to be hoped in,

130

ISAIAH.

The destruction of the wicked, 7 David's complaint in affliction, 69 David professeth his humility, 131

1

God's love to man,

8 David's prayer for the godly, 70 David's care for the ark, 132 Isaiah's complaint of Judah, 1

God praised ior his judgments, 9 David's prayer for persere- The benefits of the saints' Christ's kingdom prophesied, 2

The outrage of the wicked,

rance,

l communion,

133 The oppression of the rulers, 3

God's providence and justice, 11 David's prayer for Solomon, 72 An exhortation to bless God, 134 Christ's kingdom a sanctuary, 4

David craveth God's belp, 12 The righteous sustained, 73 God praised for his judgments, 135 God's judgments for sin, 5

David boasteth of divine mercy, 13 David prayeth for the sanctu- God praised for manifold mer- Isaiah's vision of God's glory, 6

The natural man described, 14

ary,

136 Christ promised,

7

A citizen of Zion described, 15 David rebuketh the proud, 75 The constancy of the Jews, 137 Israel and Judah threatened, 8

David's hope of his calling, 16 God's majesty in the church, 76 David's confidence in God, 138 The church's joy in Christ's

David's hope and confidence, 17 David's combat with diffidence, 77 David defieth the wicked,

139

birth,

9

David praiseth God,

18 God's wrath against Israel, 78 David's

prayer

for deliver-

God's judgments upon Israel, 10

David prayeth for grace,

19 The psalmist's complaint, 79 ance,

140 The calling of the Gentiles, 11

The church's confidence in David's prayer for the church, 80 David prayeth for sincerity, 141 Thanksgiving for God's mer-

God,

20 An exhortation to praise God, 81 David's comfort in trouble,

142/ cies,

12

A thanksgiving for victory, 21 David reproveth the judges, 82 David complaineth of his grief, 143 Babylon threatened,

13

David's complaint and prayer, 22 The church's enemies, 83 David's prayer for his king- Israel's restoration,

14

David's confidence in God's David longeth for the sanctu- dom,

144 The lamentable state of Moab, 15

23

grace,

ary,

84 God's help to the godly, 145 Moab exhorted to obedience, 16

God's worship in the world, 24 David prayeth for mercies, 85 David voweth perpetual praise Syria and Israel threatened, 17

David's confidence in prayer, 25 David's complaint of the proud, 86 to God,

146 God's care of his people, 18

David resorteth unto God, 26 | The nature and glory of the God praised for his provi- The confusion of Egypt, 19

David's love to God's service, 27 church,

87 dence,

147 Egypt and Ethiopia's captivity, 20

David blesseth God,

28 David's grievous complaint, 88 All creatures should praise The fall of Babylon,

21

Why God must be honoured, 29 God praised for his power, 89

God,

148 The invasion of Jewry,

David's praise for deliverance, 30 God's providence set forth, 90 God praised for his benefits, 149 Tyre's miserable overthrow, 23

David rejoiceth in God's mer- The state of the godly, 91 God praised upon instruments, 150 Judgments of God for sin, 24

ey,

31 God praised for his great works, 92

25

THE PROVERBS.

The prophet praiseth God,

Who are blessed,

32 The majesty of Christ's king-

A song of praise to God, 26

God is to be praised,

33 dom,

93 The use of the proverbs, CHAP. 1 God's care of his vineyard, 27

Those blessed who trust in God, 34 David's complaint of impiety, 94 The benefit of wisdom, 2 Ephraim threatened,

28

David prayeth for his safety, 35 The danger of tempting God, 95 Exhortation to sundry duties, God's judgment on Jerusalem, 29

The excellency of God's mercy, 36 God praised for his greatness, 96 Persuasions to obedience, 4 God's mercies towards his

David persuadeth to patience, 37 The majesty of God,

97 The mischiefs of whoredom, 5 church,

30

David moveth God to compas- All creatures exhorted to praise Seven things hateful to God, 6 An exhortation to turn to God, 31

sion,

38 God,

08 Description of a harlot, 7 Desolation foreshewn,

32

The brevity of life,

39 God to be worshipped, 99 | The call of wisdom,

8 The privileges of the godly, 33

Obedience the best sacrifice, 40 God to be praised cheerfully, 100 The doctrine of wisdom, 9 God revengeth his church,

34

God's care of the poor, 41 David's profession of godli- Virtues and vices contrasted, 10 The blessings of the gospel, 35

David's zeal to serve God, 42 ness,

101 Continued, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, Rabshakeh insulteth Hezekiah, 36

David prayeth to be restored, 43 God's mercies to be recorded, 102 17, 18 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Hezekiah's prayer,

37

The church's complaint to God, 44 God blessed for his constaney, 103 Observations about kings, 25 Hezekiah's thanksgiving, 38

The majesty of Christ's king- God wonderful in providence, 104 Sundry maxims,

26 Babylonian captivity foretold, 39

dom,

45. The plagues of Egypt, 105. Sundry maxims,

27 The promulgation of the gos-

The church's confidence in Israel's rebellion,

106 Observations of impiety, 28 pel

40

God,

46 God's manifold providence, 107 of public government, 29 God's mercies to his church, 41

The kingdom of Christ, 47 David's confidence in God,

108 Agur's prayer,

30 Christ's mission to the Gen-

The privileges of the church, 48 David's complaint of his ene- Lemuel's lesson of chastity, 31 tiles,

42

109

mies,

Worldly prosperity contemned, 49

God comforteth his church, 43

ECCLESIASTES.

God's majesty in the church, 50 The kingdom of Christ, 110

The vanity of idols,

44

David's prayer and confession, 51 God praised for his works, 111 The vanity of all human things, 1 God calleth Cyrus,

45

David's confidence in God, 52 The happiness of the godly, 112 Wisdom and folly have one end, 2 Idols not to be compared with

The natural man described, 53 God praised for his mercy, 113 A time for all things,

3 God,

46

David's prayer for salvation, 54 An exhortation to praise, 114 The good of contentment, 4 God's judgment upon Babylon, 47
David's complaint in prayer, 55 The vanity of idols,

115 The vanity of riches,

5 The intent of prophecy, 48
David's promise of praise, 56) David studieth to be thankful, 116 The conclusion of vanities, 6 Christ sent to the Gentiles, 49

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