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thereof: the world, and they that
dwell therein. Psalm 50. 12. For the world is mine, and the fulness
77. 18. The lightnings lightened the world ;
the earth trembled and shook.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12. 9. Satan, which deceiveth the whole world. 13. 14. And deceiveth them that dwell on the
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.
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
3. 17. Cursed is the ground for thy sake.
earth, which hath opened her mouth
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
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
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