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" The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. "
Popular and Complete English Dictionary: Exhibiting the Pronunciation ... - Page 10
by John Boag - 1848 - 1497 pages
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The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments and the ..., Volume 7

1611
...Rather than a fool in his folly. Whoso rewardeth evil for good, Evil shall not depart from his house. The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out...Therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, Even they both are abomination to the...
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The ladies calling, by the author of The whole duty of man. [Another]

Richard Allestree (D.D.) - 1677
...then a woman-Tiger. I conclude all with the advice of Solomon, frov. 17. 14. The beginning of Jf rife is as when one letteth out water : therefore leave off. contention before it bemedledwith. When once a breach is made upon the fpirit bxr immoderate anger , all the confequent...
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The Ladies Calling: In Two Parts. By the Author of The Whole Duty of Man, &c

Richard Allestree - Christian life - 1713 - 270 pages
...than a Woman-Tiger. I conclude all with the advice of Solomon, Prov. 17. 14. The beginning offtrife u as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off' contention, before it be me died with. When once a breach is made upon the fpirit by immoderate anger, all the confequent mifchiefs...
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The Christian institutes, or, The sincere word of God, a plain account of ...

Francis Gastrell (bp. of Chester) - 1717
...a Secret to another ; left he that heareth it put thee to Shame, and thine Infamy turn not away. c The beginning of Strife is, as when one letteth out Water ; therefore leave o(f Contention, before it be meddled with. d As Coals are to burning Coals, and Wood te Fire, fo is...
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The Ladies Calling: In Two Parts. By the Author of The Whole Duty of Man, &c

Richard Allestree - 1727 - 262 pages
...than a WomanTiger. I conclude all with the advice of Solomon, Prov. 17. 14. The beginning ofjlrife is as when one letteth out water : therefore leave off contention, before it be medled with. When once a breach is made upon the fpirit by immoderate anger, all the confequent mifchief...
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Brett's Miscellany: Being, a Collection of Divine, Moral, Historical, and ...

Peter Brett - English literature - 1748 - 228 pages
...be meddling Frav Prov. xvn. 14. Whofo rewardsth Evil for good, evil lhall not depart from his Houfe. The Beginning of Strife, is as when one letteth out...Therefore leave off Contention before it -be meddled with. Prov. xxvii. 4. Wrath is cruel, and Anger is outragious ; but who is able to lrand before Envy. Prov....
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Sacred extracts: or, Books and chapters selected from the New and Old ...

Bible - 1788 - 577 pages
...13 Whofo rewardeth evil for good, evil fhall not depart from his houfe. 14 The beginning of ftrife is as when one letteth out water : therefore leave off contention before it be meddled with. 15 He that juftifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the juft, even they both are abomination to...
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Discourses on Several Subjects and Occasions, Volume 3

George Horne - 1794
...wife man's aphorifm, and the excellency of the advice grounded upon it. " The beginning of " ftrife is as when one letteth out water; " therefore leave off contention before it be лл meddled with." They plainly difcerned, that he who faid, " let every foul be fub. " jec~t unto the higher powers,"...
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Discourses on several subjects and occasions. Vol. 1,2, 3rd ed.; 3 ..., Volume 3

George Horne (bp. of Norwich.) - 1794
...wife man's aphorifm, and the excellency of the advice grounded upon it. " The beginning of " ftrife is as when one letteth out water ; '' therefore leave off contention before it be " meddled with." They plainly difcerned, that he who faid, " let every foul be fub'' ject unto the higher powers," underftood...
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Sacred hours; or, Extracts for private devotion & meditation, Volume 1

Sacred hours - 1804
...strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out...therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out ; yea, strife and reproach shall cease. As coals...
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