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1: Favour - A good report among men, especially good men, and that
hearty kindness which attends it.
2: Meet - They live together, and need one another. The maker - Not
only as they are men, but as they are poor or rich, which difference
comes from God's providence. They have one common creator, and Lord,
and judge, and the one cannot despise nor grudge at the other without
reflecting upon God.
3: The evil - The judgment of God threatened, and approaching.
Hideth - Retires to his strong tower, by prayer and repentance, puts
himself under the protection of the almighty. Pass on - Carefully
6: Depart - Not easily and ordinarily.
7: Is servant - Is at his mercy, and forced to comply with his
8: The rod - That power which he used with fury shall be taken from
9: He - Who looks upon the wants and miseries of others with
12: Preserve - God by the watchful eye of his providence maintains
and defends. Knowledge - Men of knowledge, knowing and good men.
The matters - All his hopes, enterprizes, and concerns.
14: The mouth - Her fair and flattering speeches.
15: Bound - Is fixed and settled there, as being born with him, and
rooted in his very nature.
16: That giveth - That prodigally casts away his estate upon those
who do not need it.
17: My knowledge - The knowledge of God, which I am here delivering.
18: Fitted - Fitly expressed: thou wilt be able to discourse
profitably of them.
20: In counsels and knowledge - In counsels which proceed from found
21: Answer - That thou mayst be able to give solid, and satisfactory
22: In the gate - Under pretence of justice.
23: Spoil the soul - Take away not only their goods but their lives
29: Before kings - He is fit to be employed in the affairs of princes.