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Página 159 - that is in thine own eye ? Or how wilt " thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out " the mote out of thine eye, and behold a " beam is in thine own eye ? Thou
Página 94 - According to the prophet's -words, " Woe to him who coveteth " an evil covetousness to his house, that he " may set his nest on high; that he may " be delivered from the power of evil. Thou " hast consulted shame to thine house, by " cutting off many people ; and hast sinned " against thy soul.
Página 26 - O Lord, thou art our father: we are the " clay, and thou our potter ; and we all are " the work of thine hands." And, in a more special sense, we are his children by adoption. Gal. iii. 26.
Página 89 - judgment of them ; and they may appear very different in our own eye, and in the eye of the world, from what they do in the eye of God. " For " the Lord seeth not as man seeth : for man " looketh on the outward appearance, but " the Lord looketh on the heart." 1 Sam. xvi. 7. And hence it is, that " that which " is highly esteemed among men,
Página 26 - attend, if we would attain the true knowledge of ourselves. We are his children by creation; in which respect he is truly our father. Isa. Ixiv. 8. " But now, " O Lord, thou art our father: we are the " clay, and thou our potter ; and we all are " the work of thine hands." And, in a more special sense, we are his children by adoption.
Página 223 - them from us; or soften them by " their representations, after such a manner " that we think them too trivial to be taken " notice of. An adversary, on the contrary, " makes a stricter search into us, discovers " every flaw and imperfection in our
Página 4 - man to know himself, is the hardest thing " in the world," It was afterwards adopted by Chylon, the Lacedemonian ; and is one of those three precepts which Pliny affirms to have been consecrated at Delphos in golden letters. It was afterwards greatly admired, and frequently used by others, till
Página 224 - some ground for what it advances. " A friend exaggerates a man's virtues; an " enemy inflames his crimes. A wise man " should give a just attention to both of ". them, so far as it may tend to
Página 7 - try me, and know my thoughts." Psal. cxxxix. 23. " Examine me, O Lord, " and prove me; try my reins and my " heart.