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Neither gold nor precious stone so glittereth as the prudent mind of a pious person

Prov. 1: ver. 9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

For they shall be an ornament. “A man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine.” {1}

Tum pietate gravem, &c.  Ου το χρυσος ουτε αδαμας ουτως αστραπτει.

Neither gold nor precious stone so glittereth, saith Plato, as the prudent mind of a pious person.

Nothing so beautifies as grace doth. Moses and Joseph were “fair to God,” {2} and favoured of all men. A crown of gold, a chain of pearl, are no such ornaments as are here commended. Continue reading “Neither gold nor precious stone so glittereth as the prudent mind of a pious person”

It is truth.

 

Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth. (Isaiah 43:9)

It is truth. That there is but one true God.

Phocylides did say so, εις μονος εστι Θεος, & c.

Socrates suffered for holding this truth at Athens.

Plato held the same, but dared not speak out. These are his words:

It is neither easy to find out the maker of all things, nor safe to communicate to the common people what we have found out of him. Continue reading “It is truth.”

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