his spirit, than he that taketh a city. -Prov. xvi. 28, 32. xxv. 28.

The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water, &c. He that hath a froward heart, findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue, falleth into mischief.-Prov. xvii. 14. 20.

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger and it is his glory to pass over a transgression, &c. A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment; for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.-Prov. xix. 11. 19.

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.-Prov. xx. 3.

Make no friendship with an angry man and with a furious man thou shalt not go. Prov. xxii. 24.

He that hath no rule over his own spirit, is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.-Prov.xxv.28.

As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindle strife.-Prov. xxvi. 21.

A stone is heavy, &c. but a fool's wrath is heavier, &c. Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous but who is able to stand before envy (or jealousy)?-Prov. xxvii. 3, 4.


He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife.-Prov. xxviii. 25.

Wise men turn away wrath, &c. Seest thou a man who is hasty in his word (or matters)? there is more hope of a fool than of him, &c. An angry man stirreth up strife; and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.-Prov. xxix. 8. 20. 22.

The patient in spirit is better than the prond in spirit. Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry; for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.-Eccles. vii. 8, 9.

The meek also shall increase (or add to) their joy in the Lord.-Isa. xxix. 19.

lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls.-Matt. xi. 29.

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth, &c. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.-Matt. v. 5. 9. Learn of me, for I am meek and

Behold, thy king cometh unto thee, meek, &c.-Matt. xxi. 5.

Christ rebuked James and John for their anger against the Samaritans.-Luke ix. 52-55.

In your patience, possess ye your souls.-Luke xxi. 19.

Who will render to every man according to his deeds: to them who by patient continuance in well doing, seek for glory, &c. eternal life.Rom. ii. 6, 7.

Tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope, &c.-Rom. v. 3-5.

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine, &c. Be not overcome of evil. Rom. xii. 18, 19. 21.

Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace.-Rom. xiv. 19.

Charity suffereth long, and is kind: charity envieth not, &c. is not easily provoked, &c.—1 Cor. xiii. 4, 5.

The works of the flesh, &c. are wrath, strife, &c. but the fruit of the Spirit is peace, long-suffering, gentleness, &c. meekness, temperance, &c. Gal. v. 19, 20. 22, 23.

If any man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering, &c.-Gal. vi. 1.

Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness; with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.Eph. iv. 1, 2. 26, 27.31.

Let your moderation be known unto all men: the Lord is at hand. -Phil. iv. 5.

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be sober, and hope to the end.— 1 Pet. i. 13.

Who is a wise man? Let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, &c. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion, &c. But the wisdom that is from above, is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, &c.-James iii. 13, 14. 16, 17.

Gird up the loins of your mind;

What glory is it, if when ye be buffetted for your faults, ye take it patiently? But if when ye do well, and suffer for it, you take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.-1 Pet. ii. 20.

Whose adorning, let it not be that outward, &c. but the hidden man of the heart, in that which not corruptible; the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price, &c. He that will love life, &c. let him seek peace, and ensue it, &c. Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.— 1 Pet. iii. 3, 4. 10, 11. 15.

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durst not shew you my opinion.- and of his greatness, goodness, and Job xxxii. 4. 6. memorable acts.-Ps.cxlv.5-7. 11, 12. Put away from thee a froward mouth and perverse lips put far from thee.-Prov. iv. 24.

I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not, &c. wherefore I abhor myself.-Job xlii. 3. 6.

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These six things doth the law hate, &c. a lying tongue, &c. a false witness, that speaketh lies.-Prov. vi. 16, 17. 19.

A prating fool shall fall: the mouth of a righteous man is a well of life, &c. In the lips of him that hath understanding, wisdom is found, &c. He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin; but he that refraineth his lips, is wise. The tongue of the just is as choice silver, &c. The lips of the righteous feed many, &c. The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom, &c. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable.-Prov. x. 10. 13. 18-21. 31, 32.

He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness, &c. Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.— Prov. xii. 17. 22.

He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life but he that openeth wide his lips, shall have destruction, &c. A righteous man hateth lying.— Prov. xiii. 3. 5.

A soft answer turneth away wrath : but grievous words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness, &c. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit, &c. The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, &c. A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it? The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.-Prov. xv. 1, 2. 4. 7. 23. 28.

Righteous lips are the delight of kings: and they love him that speaketh right, &c. The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learn

ing unto his lips. Pleasant words are as an honey-comb, sweet to the soul.-Prov. xvi. 13. 23, 24.

Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. He that hath a perverse tongue, falleth into mischief, &c. He that hath knowledge, spareth his words, &c. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: he that shutteth his lips, is esteemed a man of understanding.-Prov. xvii. 7. 20. 27, 28.

A fool's lips enter into contention : and his mouth calleth for strokes, &c. His mouth is his destruction, and his lips the snare of his soul. The words of a talebearer (or whisperer) are as wounds, &c. He that answereth a matter before he heareth; it is folly and shame unto him, &c. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, &c. The rich man answereth roughly. -Prov. xviii. 6-8. 13. 21. 23.

He that speaketh lies shall not escape, &c. he shall perish.-Prov.

xix. 5. 9.

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from troubles. -Prov. xxi. 23.

A word fitly spoken, is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.-Prov. XXV. 11.

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.Prov. xxvi. 4, 5.

Let another man praise thee, not thine own mouth: a stranger, not thine own lips.-Prov. xxvii. 2.

A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.-Prov. xxix. 11. 20.

A time to keep silence, and a time to speak.-Eccles. iii. 7.

there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.-Eccles. v. 2, 3. 7.

The words of wise men are heard in quiet.-Eccles. ix. 17.

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious (or grace), &c. A fool also is full of words; a man cannot tell what shall be.-Eccles. x. 12. 14.

Be not rash with thy mouth: and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God, &c. Let thy words be few, &c. for in many words

The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies.-Eccles. xii. 11.

I hearkened, and heard; but they spake not aright, &c.—Jer. viii. 6.

They bent their tongues like their bow, for lies: but are not valiant for the truth, &c. will not speak the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies, &c. Their tongue is as an arrow shot out, it speaketh deceit. One speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth; but in his heart he layeth in wait.— Jer. ix. 3. 5. 8. Acts vi. 9: 11. 13. 1 Kings xxi. 7, 8.

The Lord hath a controversy, &c. because there is no truth, &c. By swearing and lying, &c.-Hosea iv. 1, 2.

The prudent shall keep silence in that time, for it is an evil time.Amos v. 13.

Keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.-Micah vii. 5.

Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour.-Zech. viii. 16.

Let your communication be yea, yea; nay, nay; for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.Matt. v. 37.


How can ye, being evil, speak good things for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things and an evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment: for by thy words thou shalt be justified; and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.-Matt. xii. 34-37.

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They learn to be idle, &c. and not only idle, but tattlers also, and busybodies; speaking things which they ought not.-1 Tim. v. 13.

Neither give heed to fables, &c. which minister questions, rather than godly edifying.—1 Tim. i. 4.

Doting about questions, and strifes of words; whereof cometh envy, strife, railing, &c. perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, &c.1 Tim. vi. 4, 5.

Charging them before the Lord, that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers, &c. Shun profane and vain babblings, for they will increase unto more ungodliness; and their word will eat as doth a canker, &c. But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.-2 Tim. ii. 14. 16, 17. 23.

In all things shew thyself a pattern, &c. Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed. — Titus ii. 7. 8.

Speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, &c.-Titus iii. 2.. Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, &c. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.— James i. 19. 26.

If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, &c. The ships, though great, &c. yet are they turned about with a very small helm whithersoever the governor listeth: so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things, &c. And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue amongst our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beast, &c. have been tamed of mankind; but the tongue can no man tame: it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father: and therewith curse we men, ,&c. Out of the same mouth pro

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