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victory that overcometh the world,

even our faith.

1 John, 5. 19. We know that we are of God, and the whole world lyeth in wickedness. Rev. 5. 3. And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to

open the book.

6. A lamb, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

6. 4. And power was given to him that sat thereon, to take peace from the earth.

13. And the stars of heaven fell unto the


7. 1. I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four

winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on

the sea, nor on any tree.

11. 6. These have power to smite the earth with all plagues.

15. The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his


18. The time is come that thou shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. 12. 9. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth,

and his angels were cast out with him. 16. And the earth helped the woman, and

the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the Dragon cast out of his mouth.

The quotations to the same purpose as the preceding ones might be much more numerous; but I think, Theophila, that those are quite sufficient to shew you that in many places the Scripture alludes to an earth or a world different from this visible one, and which I apprehend to be unknown to us. That appears to me so evident that I cannot doubt that you have perceived it many times, in reading the Sacred History. Now, I shall submit to your consideration a number of verses wherein the waters are mentioned. Should you meditate on what is said of them, I suppose you will agree with me that, in those passages, they ought not to be understood as being of the same kind as our common water, that they must differ from it, and must belong to another earth than this.


On Water.

1. 2. And darkness was upon the face of the deep and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

6. And God said, let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under


the firmament, from the waters which

were above the firmament: and it

was so.

1. 20. And God said, let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly

above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

7. 11. The same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up.

Exodus, 7. 17. Thus saith the Lord, in this shalt thou



know that I am the Lord; behold, will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. (See the remaining part of the chapter.)

15. 8. And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the

floods stood upright as an heap, and

the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

10. Thou didst blow thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in

the mighty waters.

22. 6. The soul which hath touched any

creeping thing, shall be unclean until

even, and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he wash his flesh with


Numb. 19. 9. It shall be kept for a water of separa

tion it is a purification for sin.


Numb. 19. 13. Because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean.




7. He shall pour the water out of his seed shall be in

buckets, and his

many waters.

11. 11. But the land whether ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and

drinketh water of the rain of heaven. 33. 19. They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness; for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand. 24. 2. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nahor, and they served other gods.

14. Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and

put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt: and serve ye the Lord.

2 Sam. 22. 5. When the waves of death compassed

me: the floods of ungodly men made

me afraid.

12. And he made darkness pavilions round

about him, dark waters, and thick

clouds of the skies.

2 Sam. 22. 16. And the channels of the sea appeared,

the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the Lord, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

17. He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters.

1 Kings, 22. 27. Put him in prison, and feed him with bread of affliction, and with water of


2 Kings, 19. 24. I have digged and drunk strange


waters; and with the soles of my

feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.

12. 8. And the fishes of the sea shall declare

unto thee.

15. Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them

out, and they overturn the earth.

22. 16. Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with

a flood.

26. 5. Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof. 28. 14. The depth saith, it is not in me and the sea saith, it is not with me.

29. 19. My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my


36. 30. Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.

37. 10. By the breath of God frost is given:

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