I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear.
This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.

(Jeremiah 22, Ver. 21.)

I spake unto thee in thy prosperity. Heb., In thy prosperities, or tranquillities.

Prosperity rendereth men refractory.

Demetrius called a peaceable and prosperous life a dead sea; because, being not tossed with any considerable troubles, it slayeth the simple, as Solomon hath it. {1}

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