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The end of the wicked.

ECCLESIASTES.

The dead are forgotten.

Ich. 3. I.

ch. 6. 12. & 9.

2. & 19. 14. 1 Or. how it

7. For he knoweth nor that which FOReall this * I considered in my + Heb. I gate,

or, set to my heart.

Job 14.5.

1 Or, casting

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c Job 14. 21. Is. 63. 16.

Px. 57. 11, 1919. Prov.

10. Is. 20. 14.

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B. C. a wise man's heart discerneth both

B. C.

CHAPTER IX. about 977. time and judgment.

about 977. Like things happen to good and bad. 4 Death the 6f Because' to every purpose there end of worldly enjoyments. 11 God's providence

is time and judgment, therefore the orer all. 13 Il'isdom is better than strength. Prov. 21. 22. misery of man is great upon him. NOR

to all , shall be : for who can tell him I when a that the righteous, and the wise, a ch. 8. 14 it shall be ?

and their works, are in the hand of Pt. 49. 6, 7. 8h There is no man that hath power God: no man knoweth either love or

over the spirit to retain the spirit; hatred by all that is before them.
neither hath he power in the day of 2 All things come alike to all : Job_21. 7,

&c. Ps. 73.3, death : and there is no ll discharge in there is one event to the righteous,

12, 13. Mal. 3. of weapons that war; neither shall wickedness and to the wicked; to the good and

deliver those that are given to it. to the clean, and to the unclean ;

9 All this have seen, and applied to him that sacrificeth, and to him
my heart unto every work that is that sacrificeth not: as is the good,
done under the sun : there is a time so is the sinner; and he that swear-
wherein one man ruleth over another eth, as he that feareth an oath.
to his own hurt.

3 This is an evil among all things
10 And so I saw the wicked buried, that are done under the sun, that
who had come and gone from the there is one event unto all : yea, also
place of the holy, and they were for the heart of the sons of men is full
gotten in the city where they had so of evil, and madness is in their heart
done. This is also vanity.

while they live, and after that they go
11 Because sentence against an to the dead.
evil work is not executed speedily, | 4 | For to him that is joined to all
therefore the heart of the sons of the living there is hope : for a living
men is fully set in them to do dog is better than a dead lion.
evil.

5 For the living know that they
12 f 'Though a sinner do evil a shall die: but the dead know not
hundred times, and his days be pro- any thing, neither have they any

longed, yet surely I know that mit more a reward; for d the memory of a Job 7. 8, 9, 23 shall be well with them that fear them is forgotten. God, which fear before him :

6 Also their love, and their hatred, 13 But it shall not be well with the and their envy, is now perished; neiwicked, neither shall he prolong his ther have they any more a portion days, which are as a shadow ; because for ever in any thing that is done he feareth not before God.

under the sun. 14 There is a vanity which is done 7 1 Go thy way, eat thy bread with .ch. 8. 15.

upon the earth; that there he just joy, and drink thy wine with a merry Po 73 14. men, unto whom it happeneth ac- heart; for God now accepteth thy 15,49. 1,2,3. cording to the work of the wicked; works.

again, there be wicked men, to whom 8 Let thy garments be always
it happeneth according to the work of white; and let thy head lack no oint-
the righteous. I said that this also is ment.
vanity.

9 + Live joyfully with the wife + Heb. Sce, or,
15 Then I commended mirth, be- whom thou lovest all the days of Enjoy life.
cause a man hath no better thing the life of thy vanity, which he
under the sun, than to eat, and to hath given thee under the sun, all
drink, and to be merry: for that shall the days of thy vanity: 'for that ch. 2, 10, 24.
abide with him of his labour the days is thy portion in this life, and in
of his life, which God giveth him un- thy labour which thou takest under
der the sun.

16 1 When I applied mine heart to 10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to
know wisdom, and to see the business do, do it with thy might; for there is
that is done upon the earth : for also no work, nor device, nor knowledge,
there is that neither day nor night nor wisdom, in the grave, whither
seeth sleep with his eyes :

thou goest.
17 Then I beheld all the work of 11 1 I returned, 5 and saw under 6 Am. 2. 14,

God, that På man cannot find out the sun, that the race is not to the
Kora 11.33. the work that is done under the swift, nor the battle to the strong,

sun: because though a man labour neither yet bread to the wise, nor
to seek it out, yet he shall not find yet riches to men of understanding,
it; yea further; though a wise man nor yet favour to men of skill; but
think to know it, yet shall he not time and chance happeneth to them
be able to find it.

Mat. 5. 34, il

och. 24. & 212,24.5. 3.3.7.

& 3. 13, 22. & 5. 18.

the sun.

15. Jer. 9. 28.

3.11.

all.

Ps. 73. 16.

h ch. 8. 7.

tongue.

1 Prov. 29. 6. Luke 12. 20, 39. & 17. 26,

5. 3.

& 12. 13. + Heb, kis mouth,

* See 2 Sam. 20. 16-22.

i Prov. 10. 14.

& 18. 7. k Pror, 15.2

6. 12. 8.7.

12. & 5. 11.

I Prov. 21. 22. & 24. 5. ch. 7. 19. ver. 18.

1 ver. 16.

11, 12.

o Ps. 104. 15

glid the life, p Ex. 22. 23. Acts 23. 5.

science

The benefit of wisdom.
ECCLESIASTES.

Trust in God enjoined. B. C. 12 For . man also knoweth not his out enchantment; and ta babbler is B. C. about 977. time: as the fishes that are taken | no better.

about 977. in an evil net, and as the birds 12 The words of a wise man's that are caught in the snare; so are mouth are + gracious; but i the lips Heber the

of the the sons of men i snared in an evil of a fool will swallow up himself.

time, when it falleth suddenly upon 13 The beginning of the words of + Heb, grare. &c. i Thess. them.

h Prov. 10.2 his mouth is foolishness: and the end 13 T This wisdom have I seen also of this talk is mischievous madness. under the sun, and it seemed great 14 * A fool also t is full of words : a

+ Heb. mult unto me: man cannot tell what shall be ; and

plieth cords.
14 * There was a little city, and few what shall be after him, who can
men within it; and there came a tell him ?
great king against it, and besieged it, 15 The labour of the foolish wearieth 1 ch. 3. 22 &
and built great bulwarks against it. every one of them, because he know-

15 Now there was found in it a eth not how to go to the city.
poor wise man, and he by his wisdom 16 f m Woe to thee, O land, when - 18. 3. 4, 5,
delivered the city ; yet no man re- thy king is a child, and thy princes
membered that same poor man.

eat in the morning!
16 'Then said I, Wisdom is better 17 Blessed art thou, O land, when

than strength : nevertheless m the thy king is the son of nobles, and m Mark 6. 2,3. poor man's wisdom is despised, and thy princes eat in due season, for Prov. S1. 4. his words are not heard.

strength, and not for drunkenness!
17 The words of wise men are heard 18 | By much slothfulness the
in quiet more than the cry of him building decayeth; and through idle-
that ruleth among fools.

ness of the hands the house droppeth
18 - Wisdom is better than weapons through.
Josh. 7. 1, of war: but one sinner destroyeth 19 1 A feast is made for laughter,
much good.
and wine + maketh merry: but mon-

+ Heh mokrih ey answereth all things. CHAPTER X.

20 (P Curse not the king, no not

in thy l thought; and curse not the 10r, corSundry observations and maxims.

rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird EAD flies cause the ointment of the air shall carry the voice, and of death,

a stinking savour: so doth a little matter.
folly him that is in reputation for
wisdom and honour.

CHAPTER XI.
2 A wise man's heart is at his An exhortation to works of charity. 7 Admonitions
right hand; but a fool's heart at his

respecting death and judgment.
left.

VAST thy bread at upon the wa- + Heh, upon

the face of the 3 Yea also, when he that is a fool ters: 6 for thou shalt find it after walketh by the way, his wisdom many days.

faileth him, a and he saith to every 2 Give a portion to seven, and a Prov. 13. 16. one that he is a fool.

also to eight; • for thou knowest not 4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up what evil shall be upon the earth. against thee, ” leave not thy place; 3 If the clouds be full of rain, they pe 112

for yielding pacifieth great offences. empty themselves upon the earth : and 24, &c. Prov.

5 There is an evil which I have seen if the tree fall toward the south, or

under the sun, as an error which pro- toward the north, in the place where + Heb. from ceedeth + from the ruler:

the tree falleth, there it shall be. 6 Folly is set tin great dignity, 4 He that observeth the wind shall great heights. and the rich sit in low place.

not sow; and he that regardeth the 7 I have seen servantse upon horses, clouds shall not reap. and princes walking as servants upon 5 As 'thou knowest not what is the John S. &. the earth.

way of the spirit, 5 nor how the bones & Ps. 139. 14, 8 'He that diggeth a pit shall fall do grow in the womb of her that is into it; and whoso breaketh a hedge, with child : even so thou knowest not a serpent shall bite him.

the works of God who maketh all. 9 Whoso removeth stones shall be 6 In the morning sow thy seed, and hurt therewith ; and he that cleaveth in the evening withhold not thine wood shall be endangered thereby. hand : for thou knowest not whether 10 If the iron be blunt, and he do + shall prosper, either this or that, or + Hobuse !

be right. not whet the edge, then must he put whether they both shall be alike good. to more strength: but wisdom is prof-| 7 I Truly the light is sweet, and a

pleasant thing it is for the eyes 5 to ch. 7. 11. 11 Surely the serpent will þite Swith- / behold the sun :

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itable to direct. & Ps. 58. 4, 5.

Jer. 8. 17.

The young admonished.

ECCLESIASTES.

The whole duty of man.

e Jer. 9. 17.

Ich 12. 14

1 Gen.3. 19. Job 34. 15.

Ps. 90. 3. 8ch, 3. 21.

1. Cor.7.1. .Tim. 2. 22. Pa 9.5.

& 27. 16. Job 34. 14. Is. 57. 16. Zech. 12, 1. i P8.62. 9. ch. 1. 2.

tcise the Preacher was, fc.

nan.

B.C. 8 But if a man live many years, and that which is high, and fears shall be B. C. about 977. rejoice in them all; yet let him re- in the way, and the almond tree shall

about 977. member the days of darkness; for flourish, and the grasshopper shall be they shall be many. All that cometh a burden, and desire shall fail : beis vanity.

cause man goeth to his long home, a Job 17. 13. 9 [ Rejoice, O young man, in thy and the mourners go about the

youth; and let thy heart cheer thee streets :
Num. 15. 39. in the days of thy youth, and walk 6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed,

in the ways of thine heart, and in or the golden bowl be broken, or
the sight of thine eyes : but know the pitcher be broken at the fount-

thou, that for all these things God ain, or the wheel broken at the cisRoma, 2, 6-11. will bring thee into judgment.

tern. 101, anger.

10 Therefore remove il sorrow from 7 ? Then shall the dust return to the Num. 16. 22.
thy heart, and 'put away evil from earth as it was: 8 and the spirit shall
thy flesh: m for childhood and youth return unto God " who gave it.
are vanity.

81 Vanity of vanities, saith the
CHAPTER XII.

Preacher; all is vanity.

9 And moreover, because the Preach-1 Or, the more The young exhorted to remember their Creator. 9 The Preacher's care to edily. 13 The whole duty of er was wise, he still taught the people

knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, REM Ehe Best of the youth creative and sougherbost, and * set in order to Kingo 4. the evil days come not, nor the years 10 The Preacher sought to find out draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I + acceptable words: and that which + Heb. words have no pleasure in them; was written was upright, even words

of delight.
2 While the sun, or the light, or of truth.
the moon, or the stars, be not dark- 11 The words of the wise are as
ened, nor the clouds return after the goads, and as nails fastened by the
rain :

masters of assemblies, which are given
3 In the day when the keepers of from one shepherd.
the house sball tremble, and the strong 12 And further, by these, my son, be

men shall bow themselves, and I the admonished : of making many books en de grinders cease because they are few, there is no end; and 'much I study is 1 Or, reading.

and those that look out of the win- a weariness of the flesh.
dows be darkened,

13 1 Let us hear the conclusion of
4 And the doors shall be shut in the the whole matter: m Fear God, and
streets, when the sound of the grind keep his commandments: for this is
ing is low, and he shall rise up at the whole duty of man.
the voice of the bird, and all e the 14 For "God shall bring every work
daughters of music shall be brought into judgment, with every secret
low;

thing, whether it be good, or whether
5 Also when they shall be afraid of it be evil.

* Prov. 22. 6. Lan. 3. 27.

I See 2 Sam. 11.35

I ch. 1. 18. m Deul. 6. 2. & 10. 12

Or, the

. Or, The end of the matter, even all that hath been heard, is. och. 11. 9. Matt. 12. 36. Acts 17. 30, 31. Rom. 2. 16. & 14. 10, 12. 1 Cor. 4. 5. 2 Cor. 5. 10.

..Sam. 19.

613

THE

SONG OF SOLOMON.

THE Song of songs, which is Sol

bch. 4. 10. + Heb, thy Lores.

c Hos. 11. 4.

Jolin 6, 44. & 12. 32. a Phil. 3. 12, 13, 14.

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B. C.
CHAPTER I.

ter of camphire in the vineyards of B.C. about 1014.

En-gedi.

about 1014 The bride commendeth her beloved, 7 and inquireth where he feedeth his flock. 8 His answer. 12 Their 15 * Behold, thou art fair, I my love ; mutual love.

behold, thou art fair; thou hasi doves' bora cypress, a 1 Kings 4.32. THE :

eyes.

1 Or, ey coomon's. 16 Behold, thou art fair, my be

psida.

k ch. 4 1.4 5.11 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses loved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is of his mouth : " for † thy love is better green. than wine.

17 The beams of our house are 3 Because of the savour of thy good cedar, and our rafters of fir.

1 Or, galleriet ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins

CHAPTER II. love thee.

The graces of the bride and her belored, and their de 4 Draw d we will run after

light in each other. 8 He inrileth her to behold the me,

beauties of spring. 14 His care of her. 16 Her thee: the king hath brought me trust in him. Pin 1915. into roisich am bhee: we will benelaI AMotherosclef Sharon, and the Eph. 2. 6. | Or, they love ber thy love more than wine : ll the 2 As the lily among thorns, so is thee upright- upright love thee. ly.

my love among the daughters. 5 I am black, but comely, 0 ye 3 As the apple tree among the trees daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of the wood, so is my beloved among of Kedar, as the curtains of Solo- the sons. + I sat down under his + Heb I de

shadow with great delight, 4 and his 6 Look not upon me, because I am fruit was sweet to my + taste.

+ Heb.pikcie. black, because the sun hath looked 4 He brought me to the + banquetupon my mother's children ing house, and his banner over me were angry with me; they made was love.

a Rev. 22. 1, 2 me the keeper of the vineyards ; 5 Stay me with flagons, + comfort + Heb. stree but mine own vineyard have I not me with apples : for I am sick of love. kept.

6 His left hand is under my head, bcb. 8. S. 7 Tell me, O thou whom my soul and his right hand doth embrace me. loveth, where thou feedest, where 7 + I charge you, O ye daughters + Heb. I ad

thou makest thy flock to rest at noon : of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the # Or, as one for why should I be ll as one that hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, that is vailed. turneth aside by the flocks of thy nor awake my love, till she please. companions ?

8 The voice of my beloved! beI ch. 5. 9. & 8 If thou know not, 'O thou fair- hold, he cometh leaping upon the

est among women, go thy way forth mountains, skipping upon the hills.
by the footsteps of the flock, and 9 d My beloved is like a rve or a
feed thy kids beside the shepherds' young hart: behold, he standeth be-
tents.

hind our wall, he looketh forth at the & ch. 2. 2, 10, 9 I have compared thee, 5 ( my love, windows, tshewing himself through + Heb. Rour 13.502.6.2: to a company of horses in Pharaoh's the lattice.

ishing. John 15. 14, chariots.

10 My beloved spake, and said unto h 2 Chr. 1. 16,

10 Thy cheeks are comely with me, ° Rise up, my love, my fair one, e rer. 18.

rows of jewels, thy neck with chains and come away. i Ez. 16. 11, 12, of gold.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the
11 We will make thee borders of rain is over and gone;
gold with studs of silver.

12 'The flowers appear on the earth;
12 [ While the king sitteth at his the time of the singing of birds is
table, my spikenard sendeth forth the come, and the voice of the turtle is
smell thereof.

heard in our land;
13 A bundle of myrrh is my well 13 The fig tree putteth forth her
beloved unto me; he shall lie all green figs, and the vines with the ten-
night betwixt my breasts.

der grape give a good smell. Arise, 1 ver. 10. 14 My beloved is unto me as a clus- my love, my fair one, and come away.

pla.

jure you c ch. s. 5.

6.1.

d rer. 17.

15.

17.

13.

The bride's despondency.

SOLOMON'S SONG.

The graces of the bride.

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B. C. about 1014. clefts of the rock, in the secret places

CHAPTER IV.

about 1014. of the stairs, let me see thy counte

The belored setleth forth the graces of the bride.

8 His love for her. 16 Her desire for his pres6 ch.8.13 nance, 6 let me hear thy voice; for

sweet is thy voice, and thy counte- EHOLD, a thou art fair, my love ; , a ch. 1. 15. & nance is comely.

behold, thou art fair; thou hast A P. 80. IS. 15 Take us the foxes, the little doves' eyes within thy locks : thy bch. 6.5.

foxes, that spoil the vines : for our hair is as a 'flock of goats, that ap- | Or, that cat
vines have tender grapes.
pear from mount Gilead.

of, c. id. 6. 3. & 7. 16 | My beloved is mine, and I 2 • Thy teeth are like a flock of ch. 6. 6.

am his: he feedeth among the lilies. sheep that are even shorn, which came

17 * Until the day break, and the up from the washing; whereof every
shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, one bear twins, and none is barren
and be thou 'like a roe or a young among them.
hart upon the mountains ll of Bether. 3 Thy lips are like a thread of

scarlet, and thy speech is comely :
CHAPTER III.

d thy temples are like a piece of a The bride's despondency: 6 The splendour of the be- pomegranate within thy locks.

4 Thy neck is like the tower of ech. 7. 4. Y

him whom my soul loveth : I on there hang a thousand bucklers,
sought him, but I found him not. all shields of mighty men.

2 I will rise now, and go about the 5 5 Thy two breasts are like two See Prov, 5.
city in the streets, and in the broad young roes that are twins, which
ways I will seek him whom my soul feed among the lilies.
loveth: I sought him, but I found 6 h Until the day + break, and the Heb.
him not.

breathe.
shadows flee away, I will get me to
3.The watchmen that go about the the mountain of myrrh, and to the
city found me: to whom I said, Saw hill of frankincense.
ye him whom my soul loveth? 7 i Thou art all fair, my love; there i Eph. 5. 27.
4 It was but a little that I passed is no spot in thee.
from them, but I found him whom 8.1 Come with me from Lebanon,
my soul loveth : I held him, and my spouse, with me from Lebanon :
would not let him go, until I had look from the top of Amana, from
brought him into my mother's house, the top of Shenir * and Hermon, from Deut. 3. 9.
and into the chamber of her that con- the lions' dens, from the mountains
ceived me.

of the leopards.
5 °I charge you, O ye daughters of 9 Thou hast l ravished my heart, Or, taken
Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the my sister, my spouse ; thou hast rav- i hear my
hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, ished my heart with one of thine
nor awake my love, till she please. eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

69 Who is this that cometh out of 10 How fair is thy love, my sister,
the wilderness like pillars of smoke, my spouse! 'how much better is thy I ch. 1. 2.
perfumed with myrrh and frankin- love than wine! and the smell of
cense, with all powders of the mer- thine ointments than all spices !
chant?

11 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as
7 Behold his bed, which is Solo- the honeycomb : mhoney and milk
mon's; threescore valiant men are are under thy tongue; and the smell
about it, of the valiant of Israel. of thy garments is " like the smell of n Gen. 27. 27.
8 They all hold swords, being ex- Lebanon.

Hos. 14.6, 7. pert in war: every man hath his 12 A garden tinclosed is my sister, +Heb. barred. sword upon his thigh because of fear my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountin the night.

ain sealed,
10r, a bed. 9 King Solomon made himself lla 13 Thy plants are an orchard of

chariot of the wood of Lebanon. pomegranates, with pleasant fruits ;
10 He made the pillars thereof of i camphire, with spikenard,

1 Or, cypress,
silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the 14 Spikenard and saffron ; calamus
covering of it of purple, the midst and cinnamon, with all trees of frank- !
thereof being paved with love, for the incense; myrrh and aloes, with all
daughters of Jerusalem.

the chief spices :
11 Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, 15 A fountain of gardens, a well
and behold king Solomon with the of living waters, and streams from
crown wherewith his mother crown- Lebanon.
ed him in the day of his espousals, 16 | Awake, 0 north wind; and
and in the day of the gladness of his come, thou south; blow upon my
heart.

garden, that the spices thereof may

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