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Prov. xix. 8. He that getteth wisdom, loveth his own foul : He that keepeth understanding, shall find good. .

Prov. xvi. 20. He that handleth a matter wisely, fall find good.

Ver. 22. Understanding is a well-spring of life to him that hath it.

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

Prov. xxi. 20. There is a treasure to be desired, and oil in the dwelling of the wise. .

Prov. xxiv. 3. Through wisdom is an house builded, and by understanding it is established.

Ver. 4. And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Ver. 5. A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

Ver. 13. My son, eat thou honey, because it is good ; and the honey-comb, which is sweet to thy taste.

Ver. 14. So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul : When thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectations shall not be cut off.

Prov. xxviii. 26. Whoso walketh wisely, shall be delivered.

Eccle. viii. 1. A man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

Eccle. vii. 12. Wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence ; but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

. Dan. ii. 21. He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding.

Dan. xii. 3. They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament.

Ver. 10. The wife shall understand.

Hof. xiv. 9. Who is wise, and he shall understand these things Prudent, and he shall know them?

Pf. cvii. 43. Whoso is wife, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving-kindness of the LORD Eccle. 1. 10. Wisdom is profitable to direct.

Prov. ii. 3. If thou criest after To the Love and knowledge, and lifteft up thy Study of Wisdom. voice for understanding ;

Ver. 4. If thou seekelt her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures ;

Ver. 5.' Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Prov. iv. 13. Take fast hold of instruction, let her not go, keep, her, for she is thy life.

Prop. viii. 17. I love them that love me, and those that seek me early shall find me.

Prov. xix. 20. Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Hof. vi. 3. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD.

2 Chron. i. 11. And GOD said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet halt thou asked long life ; but hast alked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king :

Ver. 12. Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee : and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour.

Pf. xci. 14. I will set him on To the Knowledge high, because he hath known of God and Chrift. my name.

John xvii. 3. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true GOD, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. 2 Pet. i. 2a Grace and peace be multiplied unto


you, through the knowledge of GOD, and of Jesus our LORD.

Ver. 3. According as his divine power hath given · unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,

through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.

Matt. xi. 29. Take my yoke To Learning of upon you, and learn of me, for I Chrifti am meek and lowly in heart : and

ye shall find rest unto your souls.

X. To a due REGARD to the WORD of God.

Prov. viii. 34. Blessed is the To Hearing and man that heareth me, watching Reading the Word.. daily at my gates, waiting at the

posts of my doors. If. ii. 3:. Come: ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the GOD of Jacob, and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths.

If: lv. 2. Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. .

Ver. 3. Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live : And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the fure mercies of David. , Ver. 10. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give, seed to the lower, and bread to the eater : .

Ver. 11. So shall my word be, that goeth forth out of my mouth : it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall : prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Ver. 22. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace.

John v. 39. Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life ; and they are they which testify of me.

Mark iv. 14. Unto you that hear, shall more be given.

Ver. 25. For he that hath, to him shall be given : and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

Rom. i. 16. The gospel of Christ is the power of GOD unto salvation, to every one that believeth.

Rom. X. 17. Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of GOD.

I Cor. i. 21. It pleased GOD by the foolishness of preaching, to save them that believe.

Jam. i. 21. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness, and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

2 Pet. i. 19. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light shining in a dark place until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts.

Rev. i. 3. Blessed be he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein.

2 Tim. ii. 15. The holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wife unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Heb. iv. 12. For the word of GOD is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and fpirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Ps:* xix. 7. The law of the LORD is perfect, con


verting the soul ; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Ver. 8. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart ; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Ver. 11. Moreover, by them is thy servant warn. ed ; and in keeping of them there is great reward.

PS. cxix. 105. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. '.

Ver. 130. The entrance of thy words giveth light ; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Prov. vi. 23. The commandment is a lamp, and the law is light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life.

Pf. cxix. 165. Great peace have Loving the Word. they which love thy law, and

• nothing shall offend them. PS. cxii. I. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

1 Pet. ii. 2. As new-born babes, desire the fincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.

Prov. xiii. 13. He that feareth Trembling at the the commandment, shall be reWord. warded.

If. lxvi. 2. To this man will I loook, even to him that is poor, and of a contrite fpirit, and trembleth at my word.

ΧΙ. Το MEDITATION. Deut. xi. 18. Ye shall lay up these words in your heart, and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes ;

Ver. 21. That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the


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