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The vanity of riches.

ECCLESIASTES 5

Maxims and observations.

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1 When goods increase, they are in

fool ? what hath the poor, that knoweth creased that eat them: and what good is

to walk before the living? there to the owners thereof, saving the 1 Heb. than 9 Better is the sight of the eyes I than beholding of them with their eyes?

the walking

the wandering of the desire: this is also 12 The sleep of a labouring man is sweet,

of the soul.

vanity and vexation of spirit. whether he eat little or much: but the

10 That which hath been is named alabundance of the rich will not suffer him

ready, and it is known that it is man: to sleep.

a Job 4. 32 a neither may he contend with him that 13 There is a sore evil which I have seen IS 45. 9.

is mightier than he.

Jer. 49. 19. under the sun, namely, riches kept for

il I Seeing there be many things that the owners thereof to their hurt.

increase vanity, what is man the better? 14 But those riches perish by evil travail:

12 For who knoweth what is good for and he begetteth a son, and there is 2 Heb. the man in this life, 2 all the days of his vain nothing in his hand.

number of

life which he spendeth as ba shadow ? for 15 As he came forth of his mother's the days

who can tell a man what shall be after womb, naked shall he return to go as

Ais vanity.

him under the sun ? he came, and shall take nothing of his Job 14. 2. labour, which he may carry away in his Job 1. 21.

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d Pro. 22. 1. 16 And this also is a sore evil, that in

cious ointment; and the day of all points as he came, so shall he go: and

death than the day of one's birth. what profit hath he that hath laboured e ch. 1. 3. 2 1 It is better to go to the house of for the wind ?

mourning, than to go to the house of 17 All his days also he eateth in dark.

feasting: for that is the end of all men; ness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath

and the living will lay it to his heart. with his sickness.

3 Or, Anger. 33 Sorrow is better than laughter: 1 for 18 Behold that which I have seen :

52 Co. 7. 10.

by the sadness of the countenance the 4 it is good and comely for one to eat and 4 Heb. there heart is made better. to drink, and to enjoy the good of all is a good 4 The heart of the wise is in the house his labour that he taketh under the sun which is of mourning; but the heart of fools is 5 all the days of his life, which God giveth

comely, c.

in the house of mirth.

g ch. 21. him : for it is his portion.

5 Heb. the 5. It is better to hear the rebuke of the 19 Every man also to whom God hath number of wise, than for a man to hear the song of given riches and wealth, and hath given

the days. fools. him power to eat thereof, and to take AP: 141. 5.

i Ps. 58.9

6 For ias the 6 crackling of thorns under his portion, and to rejoice in his labour ; & 118. 12. a pot, iso is the laughter of the fool: k this is the gift of God.

6 Heb. sound

this also is vanity. 20 7 For he shall not much remember ich 22 the days of his life; because God answer

7 Surely loppression maketh a wise 3. 13. + ch.

man mad; and a gift destroyeth the eth him in the joy of his heart.

7 Or, Though
he give not

heart.
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much, yet he

8 Better is the end of a thing than the remembereth, beginning, thereof: and "the patient c.

in spirit is better than the procd in under the sun, and it is common che la among men:

*ch. 6. 13. 9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be 2 A man to whom God hath givench. 6. 19. angry: for anger resteth in the bosom riches, wealth, and honour, so that he

of fools. wanteth nothing for his soul of all that

10 Say not thou, What is the cause that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power

the former days were better than these : to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: 8 Heb. out for thou dost not inquire 8 wisely conthis is vanity, and it is an evil disease. of wisdom.

cerning this. 39 If a man beget an hundred children, 90r, as 11 I Wisdom is 9 good with an inheritand live many years, so that the days of good as an

ance: and by it there is profit to them his years be many, and his soul be not

inheritance,

that see the sun. filled with good, and also a that he have

yea, better

12 For wisdom is a 10 defence, and

too. no burial; I say, that an untimely birth cb. 2. 15 money is a lo defence: but the excellency is better than he.

(Heb.). of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth 4 For he cometh in with vanity, and

Isa. 11. 20.

life to them that have it. departeth in darkness, and his name 10 Beb

Jer. 22. 19.

13 Consider the work of God: for who shall be covered with darkness.

shadowe. can make that straight, which he bath 5 Moreover he hath not seen the sun, - Pro, 3.18 made crooked ? nor known any thing: this hath more.ch. L. 15. 14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, rest than the other.

but in the day of adversity consider: 6 Yea, though he live a thousand 11 Heb. made. God also hath 11 set the one over against years twice told, yet hath he seen notch. 3. 18. the other, 'to the end that man should good: do not all go to one place ?

find nothing after him. 7 All the labour of man is for his mouth, Pro. 16. 28. 15 All things have I seen in the days of and yet the 12 appetite is not filled. 12 Heb. soul

my vanity: there is a just man that 8 For what hath the wise more than the ch.8. 14. perisheth in his righteousness, and there

* I

m Pro, 14. 23. spirit.

The search for wisdom.

ECCLESIASTES 7 The righteous and wicked.

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is a wicked man that prolongeth his life

time and judgment, therefore the misery in bis wickedness.

of man is great upon him. 16 Be not righteous over much ; neither a Pro. 24. 22. 7 For a he knoweth not that which make thyself over wise : why shouldest 1 Or, how shall be: for who can tell him I when it thou_2 destroy thyself?

it shall be ? shall be ? 17 Be not over much wicked, neither 2 Heb.be 8 There is no man that hath power be thou foolish : why shouldest thou die 6 Job 11. 5. over the spirit bto retain the spirit; 3 before thy time?

3 Heb. not neither hath he power in the day of 18 It is good that thou shouldest take in thy time? death: and there is no 4 discharge in hold of this; yea, also from this with - 4 Or, casting that war; neither shall wickedness de draw not thine hand: for he that feareth

off weapons. liver those that are given to it.

Deu. 20. God shall come forth of them all.

5-8.

9 All this have I seen, and applied my 19 Wisdom strengtheneth the wisec Pro21. 22 heart unto every work that is done under more than ten mighty men which are in & 24. 5.

the sun: there is a time wherein one the city.

ch, 9. 16, 18.

man ruleth over another to his own hurt. 20 For there is not a just man upon

10 And so I saw the wicked buried, earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

who had come and gone from the place 21 Also 5 take no heed unto all words 5 Heb. of the holy, and they were forgotten in that are spoken; lest thou hear thy give not

thine heart.

the city where they had so done: this is servant curse thee :

also vanity. 22 For oftentimes also thine own heart a Ps. 10. 6 11 d Because sentence against an evil knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast & 50. 21.

work is not executed speedily, therefore cursed others.

Isa. 28. 10.

the heart of the sons of men is fully set

Ro. 2. 4, 5. 33 f All this have I proved by wisdom :

2 Pe. 3. 9.

in them to do evil. I said, I will be wise; but it was far

12 Though a sinner do evil an hun. from me.

dred times, and his days be prolonged, 24 That which is far off, and exceeding & Ro. 11. 33. yet surely I know that it shall be weli deep, I who can find it out?

Den. 4. 40 with them that fear God, which fear 25@'I applied mine heart to know, and

& 12. 25.

before him :

Isa 3. 10. to search, and to seek out wisdom, and

9 Job 28. 12,

13 But it shall not be well with the the reason of things, and to know the 20.

wicked, neither shall he prolong his wickedness of folly, even of foolishness 6 Heb. I and days, which are ias a shadow; because and madness:

mine heart he feareth not before God. 26 And I find more bitter than death compassed.

h ver. 29.

14 There is a vanity which is done upon the woman, whose heart is snares and ch. 2. 12. the earth; that there be just men, junto nets, and her hands as bands: 7 whoso Job 14 2. whom it happeneth according to the pleaseth God shall escape from her; but ich. 9. 1-3. work of the wicked; again, there be the sinner shall be taken by her.

7 Heb. he
that is good

wicked men, to whom it happeneth ac 27 Behold, this have I found, k saith the

before God. cording to the work of the righteous: I preacher, 8 counting one by one, to find kch. 1. 1. said that this also is vanity. out the account:

8 Or, weighing 15 Then I commended mirth, because 28 Which yet my soul seeketh, but I

one thing

after find not : lone man among a thousand

a man hath no better thing under the another, to

sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be have I found; but a woman among all find out the merry: for that shall abide with him of those have I not found.

his labour the days of his life, which 29 Lo, this only have I found, " that Job 33. 23. God giveth him under the sun. God hath made man upright; but " they + Ge. 3. 6, 1. 16 When I applied mine heart to bave sought out many inventions. och. 5. 3. know wisdom, and to see the business

that is done upon the earth: (for also CHAPTER 8

there is that neither day nor night seeth THO is as

sleep with his eyes :)

p ch. 3. IL. 17 Then I beheld all the work of God, thing? a man's wisdom maketh his

face 9 Heb. the that Pa man cannot find out the work to shine, and the boldness of his face giren. 29. 24. that is done under the sun: because shall be changed.

Ro. 13. 5. though a man labour to seek it out, yet 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's com- rch. 10.4. he shall not find it; yea farther; though mandment, and that in regard of the 10 Heb. oath of God.

I gave, or,

a wise man think to know it, yet shall set to my

he not be able to find it. 3 Be not hasty "to go out of his sight:

heart. stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth.ch. 8. 14.

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t Job 34. 18. 4 Where the word of a king is, there is 11 Heb.

' shall know. power: and who may say unto him, Job 9. 22 righteous, and the wise, and their works, What doest thou ?

& 21. 7-18. are in the hand of God: no man knoweth 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment Ps. 73. 3, either love or hatred by all that is before 11 shall feel no evil thing: and a wise

12, 13. them.

Mal. 3. 14, man's heart discerneth both time and

15.

2 " All things come alike to all: there judgment.

ch. 2 14. is one event to the righteous, and to 6 Because w to every purpose there is lwch. 3. 1. the wicked; to the good and to the

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FOR all this me. I considered in my heart

Of the living and the dead. ECCLESIASTES 9

Of wisdom and folly.

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clean, and to the unclean; to him that

18 Wisdom is better than weapons of sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth a Jos. 7. 1, war: but one sinner destroyeth much not: as is the good, so is the sinner; 11, 12 good. and he that sweareth, as he that feareth

CHAPTER 10 an oath. 3 This

is an evil among all things that 1 Heb. Flies EAD flies cause the ointment of the are done under the sun, that there is of death,

apothecary to send forth a stinking one event unto all: yea, also the heart 6 ch. 2. 3. savour: 80 doth a little folly him that of the sons of men is full of evil, and

is in reputation for wisdom and honour. madness is in their heart while they live,

2 A wise man's heart is at his right and after that they go to the dead.

hand; but a fool's heart at his left. 4. For to him that is joined to all the

3 Yea also, when he that is a fool walkliving there is hope : for a living dog is 2 Heb. eth by the way, 2 his wisdom faileth him, better than a dead lion.

his heart. and he saith to every one that he is a 5 For the living know that they shall e Pro. 18. 2

fool. die: but d the dead know not any thing; d Job

14. 21. 4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against neither have they any more a reward; e ch. 8. 3. thee, leave not thy place; for yielding for i the memory of them is forgotten. s Isa, 28. 14. pacifieth great offences. 6 Also their love, and their hatred, and

Job 7. 8-10. 5 There is an evil which I have seen their envy, is now perished; neither Pro. 25. 15. under the sun, as an error which prohave they any more a portion for ever in 3 Heb. ceedeth 3 from the ruler: any thing that is done under the sun.

from before.

6 Folly is set 4 in great dignity, and the 7 Go thy way, heat thy bread with Heb. in

great heights.

rich sit in low place. joy, and drink thy wine with a merry a ch. 2. 24. 7 I have seen servants upon horses, heart; for God now accepteth thy works. i Pro. 19. 10. and princes walking as servants upon 8 Let thy garments be always white;

the earth. and let thy head lack no ointment. ; Ps. 7. 15. 8 ; He that diggeth a pit shall fall into 9 5 Live Joyfully with the wife whom 5 Heb. See, it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a thou lovest all the days of the life thy

or, Enjoy

serpent shall bite him.

life. vanity, which he hath given thee under

9 Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt the sun, all the days of thy vanity: * for k ch. 2. 10. therewith ; and he that leleaveth wood that is thy portion in this life, and in 1 Deu. 20. 19. shall be endangered thereby. thy labour which thou takest under the

10 If the iron be blunt, and he do not sun.

whet the edge, then must be put to more 10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do,

strength: but wisdom is profitable to do it with thy might; for there is no

direct. work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor

11 Surely the serpent will bite withwisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. 6 Heb. the out enchantment; and a babbler is no 11 1 I returned, and saw under the master of

better. sun, that "the race is not to the swift, the tongue. 12 The words of a wise man's mouth nor P the battle to the strong, neither yet Am. 2. 14,

mch. 4. 1. 7.

are 7 gracious; but the lips of a fool will bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men 15.

swallow up himself. of understanding, nor yet favour to men o Pro. 10. 32 13 The beginning of the words of his of skill; but time and chance happeneth

Jer. 9. 23. mouth is foolishness: and the end of to them all.

8 Heb.

8his talk is mischievous madness. 12 For man also knoweth not his

his month.

14 "A fool also is full of words: 'a time: as the fishes that are taken in an ch. 8. 7. man cannot tell what shall be ; and what evil net, and as the birds that are caught Pro. 15. 2 shall be after him, who can tell him? in the snare ; so are the sons of men

9 Heb.

15 The labour of the foolish wearieth

multiplieth #snared in an evil time, when it falleth

words.

every one of them, because he knoweth suddenly upon them.

. ch. 3. 22. not how to go to the city. 13 1 This wisdom have I seen also i Pro. 29. 6. 16 1 Woe to thee, o land, when "thy under the sun, and it seemed great unto

Lk 21. 35.

king is a child, and thy princes eat in

Isa 3. 4, 5, me:

12

the morning! 14 There was a little city, and few men v I. 5. Il.

17 Blessed art thou, O land, when thy within it; and there came a great king

king is the son of nobles, and thy princes against it, and besieged it, and built w Pro. 31. 4 Weat in due season, for strength, and not great bulwarks against it:

for drunkenness! 15 Now there was found in it a poor

18 1 By much slothfulness the building wise man, and he by his wisdom de

decayeth; and through idleness of the livered the city; yet no man remembered

hands the house droppeth through that same poor man.

19 A feast is made for laughter, 16 Then said I, "Wisdom is better than :ch. 7. 19.

and 10 maketh merry: but money strength: nevertheless the poor man's 10 Heb wisdom is despised, and his words are

maketh glad answereth all things.
the life.

20 Curse not the king, no not in thy not heard.

y Mk. 6. 2, 3. 11 thought, and curse not the rich in thy 17 The words of wise men are heard in 11 Or, quiet more than the cry of him that

bedchamber: for a bird of the air shali conscience,

carry the voice, and that which hath ruleth among fools.

wings shall tell the matter.

Heb. grace.

All is vanity

ECCLESIASTES 11

but the fear of God.

CA

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moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor

the clouds return after the rain: YAST thy bread lupon the waters : 1 Heb. upon 3 In the day when the keepers of the for thou shalt find it after many

the face of
the waters.

house shall tremble, and the strong men days.

Isa, 32. 20. shall bow themselves, and 2 the grinders 2 Give a portion to seven, and also to 2 or, the cease because they are few, and those eight; for thou knowest not what evil grinders fail, that look out of the windows be darkshall be upon the earth.

because they

ened,

grind little. 3 If the clouds be full of rain, they

al Tim. 6.

4 And the doors shall be shut in the empty themselves upon the earth: and

18, 19. streets, when the sound of the grinding if the tree fall toward the south, or to

is low, and he shall rise up at the voice ward the north, in the place where the

of the bird, and all the daughters of tree falleth, there it shall be.

musick shall be brought low; 4 He that observeth the wind shall not

5 Also when they shall be afraid of that sow; and he that regardeth the clouds

which is high, and fears shall be in the shall not reap.

way, and the almond tree shall flourish, 5 As thou knowest not what is the way b Jn. 3. 8. and the grasshopper shall be a burden, of the spirit, nor show the bones do Ps. 139. and desire shall fail : because man goeth grow in the womb of her that is with

13-16.
d Job 17. 13.

to his long d home, and the mourners go child: even so thou knowest not the Jer. 9. 17. about the streets: works of God who maketh all.

f Zech. 4. 2, 3. 6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or 6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in 3 Heb. shall the goldenbowl be broken, or the pitcher the evening withhold not thine hand :

be right. for thou knowest not whether 3 shali

be broken at the fountain, or the wheel 9 Ge. 2.7 & 3. 19.

broken at the cistern. prosper, either this or that, or whether

Job 34. 15. 7 Then shall 9 the dust return to the they both shall be alike good.

Ps. 90.3

earth as it was: and the spirit shall 7 Truly the light is sweet, and a

& 103. 14 return unto God who gave it.

ch. 7. 1. pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold h ch. 3. 21.

81 Vanity of vanities, saith k the the sun:

i Ge. 2. 7.

preacher; all is vanity. 8 But if a man live many years, and ch. 1. 2. 9 And 4 moreover, because the preacher rejoice in them all; yet let him re

was wise, he still taught the people member the days of darkness; for they

4 Or, the

knowledge ; yea, he gave good heed, shall be many. All that cometh is

more wise the and sought out, and set in order many

preacher vanity

was, 'e. proverbs. 9 1 Rejoice, O young man, in thy ! ch. 12. 1. 10 The preacher sought to find out youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in 5 Heb, words bacceptable words: and that which was the days of thy youth, and walk in the m Job 31. 7.

written was upright, even words of truth. ways of thine

heart, and in the sight of n ch, 9. 7. 11 The words of the wise are as goads, thine eyes: "but know thou, that for ch. 12. 11. and as nails fastened by the masters of all these things God will bring thee into 6 Or, anger. assemblies, which are given from one judgment. 10 Therefore remove 6 sorrow from thy 8 Or, The

7 Or, reading.

shepherd.

12 And further, by these, my son, be heart, and put away evil from thy flesh : end of the admonished : of making many books for childhood and youth are vanity. matter, even there is no end; and P much study is a

all that hath

weariness of the flesh. OHAPTER 12

been heard,

13 1 8 Let us hear the conclusion of the DEMEMBER now thy Creator in the

Pro. 22. 6. whole matter: "Fear God, and keep his

commandments: for this is the whole days come not, nor the years draw nigh, ch. 11. 8.

duty of man. when 'thou shalt say, I have no pleasure 2Sa 19.35. in them;

14 For "God shall bring every work uch3. , 17

& 11. 9. into judgment, with every secret thing, 2 While the sun, or the light, or the ch. 8. 5, 6. whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

ech. 1. 1.

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THE SONG OF SOLOMON.

Tu mon's

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chambers: we will be glad and rejoice 1 Ki. 4. 32. 1 Or, they

in thee, we will remember thy love more HE song of songs, which is Solo

love thee

than wine: Ithe upright love thee.

uprigktty. 5 I am black, but comely, O ye daugh2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his b Px. 120. 5.

ters of Jerusalem, as b the tents of Ke

Isa. 60. 7. mouth: for 2 thy love is better than wine.

2 Heb.

dar, as the curtains of Solomon. 3 Because of the savour of thy good thy loves 6 Look not upon me, because I am ointments thy d name is as ointment ch. 4. 10. black, because the sun hath looked upon poured forth, therefore do the virgins Ecco me: my mother's children were angry

e Ps. 45. 14, 15. with me; they made me the keeper of

ch. 3. 9, 11 4 Draw me, we will run after thee:

& 7.5

the vineyards; but mine own vineyard e the king hath brought me into his & 8. 11, 12. have I not kept,

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Songs of love.

SOLOMON'S SONG 1

The mutual lore

7 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, a ver. 15. figs, and the vines with the atender

ch. 7. 12. where thou feedest, where thou makest

grape give a good smell.

Arise, my thy flock to rest at noon : for why should

love, my fair one, and come away. I be las one that turneth aside by the 1 Or, as one 14 T O my dove, that art in the clefts flocks of thy companions ?

that is veiled. of the rock, in the secret places of the 8 If thou know not, O thou fairest 6 Eze. 38. 20. bstairs, let me see thy countenance, let among women, go thy way forth by the

me hear thy voice ; for sweet is thy footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids

voice, and thy countenance is comely. beside the shepherds' tents.

15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, 9 I have compared thee, O my love, to a

that spoil the vines : for our vines have company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.

tender grapes. 10 Thy cheeks are comely with rows of Eze. 16. 16 IdMy beloved is mine, and I am

11-13. jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.

his: he feedeth among the lilies.

deh. 6. 3 11 We will make thee borders of gold

17 s Until the day break, and the sha

& 7. 10. with studs of silver.

ech. 4.5

dows flee away, turn, my beloved, and 12 [ While the king sitteth at his table, & 6. 3. 9 be thou like a roe or a young hart upon my h spikenard sendeth forth the smell ich, 4. 6.

the mountains 2 of Bether.

g ver. 9. thereof.

ch. & 14 13 A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved a ch. 113, 14

CHAPTER 3 unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt Mk. 11. 3. BY Y night on my bed I sought him my breasts.

2 Or, of

whom my soul loveth: I sought 14 My beloved is unto me as a cluster

division.

him, but I found him not. of 3camphire in the vineyards of En- 3 0r, cypress. 2 I will rise now, and go about the city gedi.

in the streets, and in the broad ways ! 15 Behold, thou art fair, 4my love; 40r, my will seek him whom my soul loveth : 1 behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' companion. sought him, but I found him not. eyes.

ich. 5. 7. 3 The watchmen that go about the city 16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, Jer. 6. 17.

found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him yea, pleasant : also our bed is green.

whom my soul loveth ? 17 The beams of our house are cedar,

4 It was but a little that I passed from and our 5 rafters of fir.

5 Or,
galleries.

them, but I found him whom my soul

loveth: I held him, and would not let CHAPTER 2

him go, until I had brought him into I AM the rose of Sharon, and the lily ; Isa. 35. 1.

my mother's house, and into the chamof the valleys.

ber of her that conceived me. 2 As the lily among thorns, so is my ch. 2. 7. 5 kl charge you, 10 ye daughters of love among the daughters.

Ich. 1. 5. Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds 3 As the apple tree among the trees of

of the field, that ye stir not up, nor the wood, so is my beloved among the

awake my love, till he please. sons. 61 sat down under his shadow 6 Heb. I 6 mWho is this that cometh out of with great delight, and his fruit was delighted

the wilderness like " pillars of smoke,

and sat sweet to my 7 taste.

perfumed with myrrh and frankincense,

down, c. 4 He brought me to the 8 banqueting

m ch. 8. 5. with all powders of the merchant ? house, and his banner over me was love. n Joel 2. 30. 7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; 5 Stay me with flagons, 9 comfort me 7 Heb. palate

. threescore valiant men are about

it, of with apples: for I am sick of love.

8 Heb. house

the valiant of Israel.

of wine. 6 His left hand is under my head, and 9 feb.

8 They all hold swords, being expert in his right hand doth embrace me.

war: every man hath his sword upon 7 101 charge you, oo ye daughters of

with apples. his thigh because of fear in the night. Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds 10 Heb. 1 of the field, that ye stir not up, nor . ch. 1. 5.

adjure you.

9 King Solomon made himself ila cha

riot of the wood of Lebanon. awake my love, till he please.

11 Or, a bed. 10 He made the pillars thereof of silver, 8 The voice of my beloved ! behold,

the bottom thereof of gold, the covering he cometh leaping upon the mountains,

of it of purple, the midst thereof being skipping upon the hills.

pch. 1. 5.

paved with love, for P the daughters of 9 My beloved is like a roe or a young a ver. 17. Jerusalem. hart: behold, he standeth behind our

ch. 8. 11.

11 Go forth, Oye daughters of Zion, wall, he looketh forth at the windows, &4.4

Isa. 3. 16, 17 and behold king Solomon with the crown 12 shewing himself through the lattice. 12 Heb. wherewith his mother crowned him in 10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Nourishing. the day of his espousals, and in the day Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come · Isa. 12 5.

of the gladness of his heart. away. 11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is

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tch. 6. 7. over and gone;

uch. 6. 5. 12 The flowers appear on the earth; the Ps. 74. 19. D hold, thou art fair; thou hast doves time of the singing of birds is come, and

Jer. 8. 7. eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a

13 Or, that the voice of the turtle is heard in our

flock of goats, 13 that appear from mount

eat of, to. land;

w Mi. 1.14.

w Gilead. 13 The fig tree putteth forth her green ch. 6.6. 2 *Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep

straume

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