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A jealous God

Q. What are the sins forbidden in the third commandment? A. The sins forbidden in the third commandment are, the not using of God’s name as is required; and the abuse of it in an ignorant, vain, irreverent, profane, superstitious … Continue reading

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The name of the LORD

Q. What are the reasons annexed to the second commandment, the more to enforce it? A. The reasons annexed to the second commandment, the more to enforce it, contained in these words, For I the Lord thy God am a … Continue reading

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A fly in the ointment

This week’s phrase is from Ecclesiastes 10:1: Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour. An tiny imperfection which spoils … Continue reading

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And our eyes at last shall see Him…

Q. What is the communion in glory with Christ, which the members of the invisible church enjoy immediately after death? A. The communion in glory with Christ, which the members of the invisible church enjoy immediately after death is, in … Continue reading

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Eat drink and be merry

This week’s phrase is from Ecclesiastes 8:15: Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour … Continue reading

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For everything there is a season

This week’s phrase is from Ecclesiastes 3:1: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: The NIV gives a good modern day translation for this one: There is a time for everything…

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There’s nothing new under the sun

This week’s phrase is from Ecclesiastes 1:9: The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Self-explanatory really … Continue reading

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A soft answer turns away wrath

This week’s phrase is from Proverbs 15:1: A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Speaking gently will not cause another to be angry.

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A two-edged sword

This week’s phrase is from Proverbs 5:4: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. Double the trouble!

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Woe is me

This week’s phrase is from Psalm 120:5: Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! To express a sense of grief.

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At his wits end

This week’s phrase is from Psalm 107:27: They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end. To be perplexed

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Three score and ten

This week’s phrase is from Psalm 90:10: The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, … Continue reading

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From strength to strength

this week’s phrase is from Psalm 84:7: They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion. To go from a position of strength, to an ever stronger position of strength.

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Bite the dust

This week’s phrase is from Psalm 72:9: They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust. To perish, to die.

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Weighed in the balance

This week’s phrase is from Job 31:6: “Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.” May I be judged.

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