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The more silent the patient is the more shrill the wrong will be

Ps 37:7 Ver. 7. Rest in the Lord.

Be silent to the Lord; 

Digito compesce labellum

lay thine hand upon thy mouth when chafing ripe

when ready to let fly at those that wrong thee. Continue reading “The more silent the patient is the more shrill the wrong will be”

Excellent means and medicines against the fret

Psalm 37 Ver. 3. Trust in the Lord, and do good.

These and the following are excellent means and medicines against the fret. Continue reading “Excellent means and medicines against the fret”

Render evil for good is devilish

Psalms 35: Ver. 12. They rewarded me evil for good.

To render good for evil is divine, good for good is human, evil for evil is brutish; but evil for good is devilish.

The righteousness of my cause

Psalm 18 Ver. 20. The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness

viz. The righteousness of my cause;

and my freedom from such crimes of disloyalty and ambition, wherewith mine enemies charged me, as if pricked on by my pride I sought the kingdom.

As also, according to mine honest desire and endeavour in all things else to keep a good conscience, void of offence toward God and men.

This, though God’s own work, and a debt most due to him, yet he is pleased graciously to reward.

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