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the former Things, what they be, or declare us Things for to come: Let them thew the Things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that they are Gods; yea, there is none that theweih; yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth their Words.
Wherefore doth the Wicked contemn God, and say thus in his Heart? How doth God know? Is there Knowledge in the most High? Can he judge through the dark Cloud? The Lord shall not see, neither ihall God regard us: Or why doth he fay, God hath forgotten, he hideth his Face, he will never fee it? For surely the Lord beholdeth Mifchief and Spite to requite it; and whoever committeth Villainy or Adultery, or fpeaketh lying Words in my Name, even I know, and am a Witness, faith the Lord.
• The Lord knoweth the manifold Tranfgreffions of the Wicked, and their mighty Sins: He will never forget any of their Works; for his Eyes are upon the Ways of Man, and there is no Darknessor Shadow of Death, where the Workers of Iniquity may hide themselves.
P Shall the Thing framed fay of him that framed it, He hath no Understanding? He that planted the Ear, thall he not hear? He that forined the Eye, thall he not fee? He that teacheth Man Knowledge, thall not he know?
9 God hath not Eyes of Flesh. The Lord fee:h not as Man seeih: For Man lookeih on the out
Isa. 41. 22, 23, 26.
n Pral. 10. 13.
Pfal. 73. 11. Job 22. 13. Psal. 94. 7. Pfal. 10. 11, 34. Jer. 29. 23. o Amos 5. 12. Amos 8. 7. Job 34. 22. p Ifa. 29. 16, Pral. 94. Job 10. 4. i Sam. 36.74
ward Appearance, but the Lord looketh on the Heart.
* Neither is his Ear heavy, that it cannot hear, • Shall any teach God Knowledge ?
His WISDOM. God is wile in Heart: his Thoughts are very deep. He is mighty in Wisdom ; he is wonders ful in Counsel, and excelient in Working.
u The Lord possessed Wisdom in the Beginning of his Way, before his Works of old; while
he had not made the Earth, nor the Field:, nor the highest Part of the Dust of the World.
w The Lord by Wisdom hath founded the Earth ; by Underltanding hath he established ihe Heavens; by his Knowledge the D.pths are broken up, and the Clouds drop down the Dew: He hath established the World by his Wildoin, and hath ftretched out the Heavens by his Difere: tion. O Lord, how manifold are ihy Works! in Wisdom halt thou made them all.
* And God saw, every Thing that he had made, and behold it was very good. He hath made every Thing beautiful in his Time.
y He is the only wise God.
2 Who hath known the Mind of the Lord! Or who hath been his Counfellor? Who hain directed the Spirit of the Lord? Or being his 1 Sam. 16. 7.
$ Job 21. 22. Job 26. 5.
w Prov. 8. 22, 26. W Prov. 3., 19, 20.
Jer. 10. 12.
Pral. 104 24. 1. 31. Ecclef. 3. 11.
y 1 Tim. 3. 17.
2 Rom. 11. 34.lfa. 40. 13:
s lla. 59. 1:
lla. 28. 29.
i Job 9.4
Pial. 92. 5:
Counsellor, hath taught him? With whom took he Counsel? Who instructed him, and taught him Knowledge, and shewed to him the Way of Understanding?
a Where shall Wisdom be found, and where is the Place of Understanding? The Depth faith, It is not in me; and the Sea faith, It is not with me; it cannot be goiten for Gold, neither shall Silver be weighed for the Price thereof: Whence then cometh Wisdom, seeing it is hid from the Eyes of all Living? God understandeth the Way thereof, and he knoweth the Place thereof.
• Behold, he putteth no Trust in his Servants; and his Angels he chargeth with Folly.
• The Lord knoweth the Thoughts of the Wise, that they are vain ; for the Wisdom of this World is Foolishness with God.
There are many Devices in a Man's Heart; nevertheless the Counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. For there is no Wisdoin, nor Understanding, nor Counsel against the Lord; who taketh the Wise in their own Craftiness, turneth them backward, and maketh their knowledge foolith.
• He respecteth not any thai are wise of Heart; because the Foolishness of God is wifer than Men: And he chooseth the foolish Things of this World to confound the Wise, that no Flesh should glory in his presence.
? Who hath put Wisdom in the inward Parts? Or who hath given Understanding to the Heart?
Ifa. 40. 13, 14. a Job 28. 12, 14, 15, 20, 28, 20, 21, 23. Job 4. 18. ci Cor. 3. 20, 19.
d Prov. 19. 25. Prov. 21. 30. Job 5. 13.
Isa. 44. 250
e Job 37. 24. f 1. 25, 27, 29. Job 38. 36.
God giveth Wisdom to the Wife, and Knowledge to them that know Understanding.
His POWER. & Power belongeth unto God. He is Almighty, and can do every Thing.
h The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth; and in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting Strength.
i When his Word goeth forth out of his Mouth, it shall not return unto him void, but it shall accomplish that which he pleaseth ; and it inail profper in the Thing whereto he fendeth it. As he hath thought, fo Thall it come to pass; and as he hath purposest, so shall it stand; and what bis Soul desireth, even that he doeth.
k. He worketh Signs and Wonders in Heaven and in Earth; and he calleth those Things that be not as though they were. How great are his Signs, and how mighty are his Wonders !
i God hath Power to help and to cast down; to save and to destroy; and he is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think : For he is strong that executeth his Word, and he is able even 10 subdue all Things unto himself.
There is nothing too hard for the Lord. There is no Restraint to the Lord, to save by many or by few, or with them that have no Power!
Dan. 2. 21.
Job 42. 2.
Ifa. 14. 24. k Dan. 6. 27. Rom. 4! 17
Dan. 4. 3Job 23: 13. ✓ 2 Chron. 25. 8. James 4. 12. Eph. 3. 20. Joel 2. 11. Phil. 3. 21. 1:09 Jer. 32. 17. . i Sam. 14. 6. 2. Chronk 14. II. 1 Sam. 37. 47
For he saveth not with Sword and Spear; and his Strength is made perfect in Weakness.
* Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Creator of the Ends of the Earth, fainteth not, neither is weary?
• He neither Alumbereth nor fleepeth ; neither is his Hand waxed short that it cannot fave.
Thus faith the Lord thy Redeemer, and he that formed thee froin the Woinb; I am the Lord that maketh all Things; that ftretcheth forth the Heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the Earth by myself; I, even I am he, and there is no God with me.
9 He alone doth great Wonders. He only doth wondrous Things.
• The Lord is mighty in Strength, excellent in Power, who is like unto him?
s What God is there in Heaven or in Earth, that can do according to his Works, and accordIng to his Might?
? Are there any among the Vanities of the Gentiles that can cause Rain? Or can the Heavens give Showers? Art not thou he, O Lord our God, who haft made all these Things ?
! As for our Redeemer, the Lord of Hofts is his Name. He is the God of Forces, mighty to save; and there is no other God that can deliver after this fort.
a Ifa. 40. 28.
o Pral. 121. 4. 2 Cor. 12. 9.
Numb. 11. 23. Ifa. 59. 1. P Isa. 44. 24. Deut. 32. 39. 9 Pral, 136. 4. Pfal. 72. 18. Job 9. 4. Job 37. 23. Pral, s Deut. 3. 24•
i Jer. 14. 22, Dati. U 38. Ifa. 63. s. Dan. 3. 29.
a Isa. 47. 4•