The Dignity of Human Nature: Or, a Brief Account of the Certain and Established Means for Attaining the True End of Our Existence. ... A New Edition. By J.B. ...
J. Johnson and J. Payne; and T. Cadell, 1767
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Page 321 - O LORD, how manifold are Thy works : in wisdom hast Thou made them all ; the earth is full of Thy riches. So is the great and wide sea also : wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
Page 321 - BLESS the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain...
Page 322 - I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.
Page 370 - to the fwift, nor the battle to the flrong; nor " bread to the wife, nor favour to men of ikill; " but it is the hand of God, that has wroughtall " thefe things. That though the horfe be pre" pared againft the day of battle, fafety is from
Page 369 - Whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to his will in the armies of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth...
Page 164 - I must confess I think it is below reasonable creatures to be altogether conversant in such diversions as are merely innocent, and have nothing else to recommend them but that there is no hurt in them. Whether any kind of gaming has even thus much to...
Page 327 - ... and mountains out of their place, and raising the bed of the ocean from the lowest abyss, so as to form a portion of elevated land; all which changes appear to have been effected in the by-past revolutions of our globe, and both events are equally within the power and the control of Him "who rules in the armies of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth," whatever physical agents he may choose to select for the accomplishment of his purposes.
Page 71 - Omnipotence, muft fooner or later be crufhed before him. For he does in the armies of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, whatever feems to him good, and none can ftay his hand.
Page 437 - I faw in the night vifions, and behold one, like the " SON OF MAN, came with the clouds of heaven, and came to " the Ancient of Days, and they brought him near before him. " And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, " that all people, nations, and languages mould ferve him.