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thereof: the world, and they that

dwell therein. Psalm 50. 12. For the world is mine, and the fulness

thereof.

77. 18. The lightnings lightened the world ;

the earth trembled and shook.

Rev.

68. 32. Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the

earth. 11. 15. The kingdoms of this world are become

the kingdoms of the Lord, and of his Cbrist.

Psalm 96. 13. For he cometh to judge the earth : he

sball judge the world with righteousness, and the world with his truth.

Prov.

Jere.

3. 19. The Lord by wisdom bath founded the

earth. 10. 12. He hath made the earth by his power;

he bath established the world by his wisdom.

Isaiah, 24. 4. The earth mourneth and fadeth away,

the world languisheth and fadeth away; the haughty people of the earth do languish.

26. 9. For when thy judgements are in the

earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Isaiah, 26. 18. We have not wrought any deliverance

in the earth, neither have the inha

bitants of the world fallen. Jere. 25. 29. I will call for a sword upon all the

inhabitants of the earth.

Nahum, 1. 5. The earth is burned at his presence ;

yea, the world, and all that dwell tberein.

Zech.
Mat.

12. 1. And layeth the foundation of the earth. 13. 35. I will utter things which have been

kept secret from the foundation of the world.

5. 13. Ye are the salt of the earth.

14. Ye are the light of the world.

John, 3. 31. He that is of the earth, is earthy, and

speaks of the earth. 1 John, 4. 5. They are of the world : therefore speak

they of the world, and the world heareth them.

1 Cor. 3. 19. For the wisdom of this world is fool

ishness with God. James, 3. 15. This wisdom descendeth not from

above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

Rev.

3. 10. I also will keep thee from the hour of

temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Rev.

12. 9. Satan, which deceiveth the whole world. 13. 14. And deceiveth them that dwell on the

earth.

From the similarity which appears to me in those verses between the world and the earth, I take for probable that in the Scripture those two words have the same signification, or differ very little one from the other. Now here are many verses, in which the earth, the dry land which is a part of it, and the world, are mentioned ; which verses I believe cannot be applied to this globe ; for they seem to me rather unintelligible, if understood literally. As I may be wrong, I beg you will carefully meditate on every one of them, and discuss whether my opinion that they ought not to be taken in the usual sense, is correct or not; neither suffering yourself to be influenced by what I think, nor absolutely commanded by the sentiments of others.

Gen.

1. 24. And God said, let the earth bring forth

the living creature, after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind : and it

was so.

3. 17. Cursed is the ground for thy sake.
4. 11. And now art thou cursed from the

earth, which hath opened her mouth
to receive thy brother's blood from
thy band.

Gen. 4. 14. Thou hast driven me out this day from

the face of the earth. 6. 11. The earth also was corrupt before

God; and the earth was filled with

violence. 8. 21. And the Lord said in his heart, I will

not again curse the ground any more

for man's sake. 9. 1. Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish

the earth. 13. And it shall be for a token of a cove

nant between me and the earth. 11. 1. And the whole earth was of one lan

gnage, and of one speech. 27. 39. Thy dwelling shall be the fatness of

the earth. 41. 30. And the famine shall consume the

land. Exo. . 3. 8. Unto a land flowing with milk and

honey. 15. 12. Thou strechedst out thy right hand,

the earth swallowed them. Lev. 18. 25. And the land is defiled; therefore I do

visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her

inhabitants. 26. 19. I will make your heaven as iron, and

your earth as brass. 38. And the land of your enemies shall eat sentest us, and surely it flows with

you up.

42. I will remember the land. Numb. 13. 27. We came into the land whither thou

milk and honey. Numb. 14. 21. And the earth shall be filled with the

glory of the Lord. 16. 30. But if the Lord make a new thing,

and the earth open her mouth and swallow them up, and they go down quick into the pit, then ye shall un

derstand. 35. 33. Blood defileth the land, and the land

cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood

of him that shed it. 34. Defile not the land which ye shall in

habit, wherein I dwell; for I, the Lord, dwell among the children of

Israel. Deut. 11. 12. A land which the Lord thy God careth

for: the eyes of the Lord are always

upon it.

28. 23. And the earth under thee shall be iron. 29. 27. The anger of the Lord was kindled

against this land, to bring upon it

all the curses. 32. 1. Hear, earth! the words of my

mouth. 13. He made him ride on the high places

of the earth, that he might eat the

increase of the fields. 22. A fire is kindled in mine anger, and

sball burn unto the lowest hell, and sball consume the earth with her in

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