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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 Christ.

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

shall judge the world with righteous

ness, and the world with his truth.

Prov. 3. 19. The Lord by wisdom hath founded the



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

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 therein.


Zech. 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.

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 foolishness 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


12. 9.

the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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

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.




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


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 language, and of one speech.

27. 39. Thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth.

41. 30. And the famine shall consume the


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

15. 12. Thou strechedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.

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

you up.

42. I will remember the land.

Numb. 13. 27. We came into the land whither thou

sentest us, and surely it flows with 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 understand.

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

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, O 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 shall burn unto the lowest hell, and

shall consume the earth with her in

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