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20. oldal - I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: while as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
20. oldal - When he gave to the sea his decree that the waters should not pass his commandment. When he appointed the foundations of the earth., then I was by him, as one brought up with him, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him, rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth, and my delights were with the sons of men.
16. oldal - God, thou that art the God of my health : and my tongue shall sing of thy righteousness.
20. oldal - I was there: when He set a compass upon the face of the depth: when He established the clouds above: when He strengthened the fountains of the deep: when He gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when He appointed the foundations of the earth: then I was by Him, as One brought up with Him...
39. oldal - I am made evident by my own power; and as often as there is a decline of virtue, and an insurrection of vice and injustice, in the world, I make myself evident ; and thus I appear, from age to age, for the preservation of the just, the destruction of the wicked, and the establishment of virtue.
20. oldal - When he prepared the heavens, I was there : when He set a compass upon the face of the depth : when He established the clouds above: when He strengthened the fountains of the deep : when He gave to the sea His decree, that the waters should not pass His commandment; when He appointed the foundations of the earth : then I was by Him as one brought up with Him; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before him: rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth; and my delights were with the sons...
17. oldal - To know wisdom and instruction ; to perceive the words of understanding; to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; to give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion...
7. oldal - Abraham is living under the promise that in him and his seed all the families of the earth are to be blessed : but he has no seed. A child is born to him by a bondwoman living in his house. Thus he hopes the promise will be fulfilled : but he is told that the child of his own wife must he his heir.
95. oldal - This soul, which can look before and after, can shrink and shrivel itself into an incapacity of contemplating aught but the present moment, of what depths of degeneracy it is capable ! What a beast it may become ! And, if something lower than itself, why not something higher ! And, if something higher and lower, may there not be a law accurately determining its elevation and descent ? Each soul has its peculiar evil tastes, bringing it to the likeness of different creatures beneath itself ; why may...
21. oldal - God to be the centre ; and then, " though the silver cord be loosed, and the golden bowl be broken, though the pitcher be broken at the fountain, and the wheel broken at the cistern...

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