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shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they com

fort me. Psa. xxii, 4. Q. What is an appropriate prayer to offer in view of the

shortness and frailty of life? A. So teach us to number our days, that we

may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm

XC, 12.

Q. Where will God eventually receive the righteous ?
A. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and

afterward receive me to glory. Psa. lxxiii, 24.

LESSON XLV.

Proverbs. Question. What is the meaning of the word Proverb ? Answer. A short sentence expressing a well

known or important truth. Q. Who was the inspired author of this book ? A. Solomon. Q. How many proverbs is Solomon said to have written? A. Three thousand. 1 Kings iv, 32. Q. What is the object of a proverb? A. To convey lessons of wisdom in a few and

well-chosen words, Q. What is the advantage of this kind of instruction ? A. It presents truth in a form most likely to be

remembered. Q. What does Solomon say of the excellence of a proverb? A. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in

pictures of silver. Prov. xxv, 11.

Q. What does Solomon say 'is the beginning of know

ledge ? A. The fear of the Lord. Prov. i, 7. Q. How should children regard their parents ? A. Hear the instruction of thy father, and for

sake not the law of thy mother. Prov. I, 8. Q. What should be done when sinners entice us? A. Consent thou not. Prov. i, 10. Q. What blessings accompany the keeping of God's law? A. Length of days, and long life, and peace,

shall they add to thee. Prov. iii, 2. Q. If we acknowledge God in all our ways, what will he do

for us? A. Direct our paths. Prov. iii, 6. Q. Who is a happy person ? A. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom.

Prov. iii, 13. Q. What is meant by wisdom here? A. Religion, or the fear of the Lord. Psalna

cxi, 10. Q. How valuable is religion to us ? A. She is more precious than rubies: and all

the things thou canst desire are not to be

compared unto her. Prov. iii, 15. Q. What can she bestow upon us ? A. Length of days is in her right hand; and in

her left hand riches and honor. Prov. iii, 16. Q. Will religion make us unhappy? A. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all

her paths are peace. Prov. iii, 17. Q. What will religion do for us? A. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be

afraid : yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy

sleep shall be 'sweet. Prov. iii, 24. Q. What shall the pious inherit? Ă. The wise shall inherit glory. Prov. iii, 35. Q. What shall be the end of the wicked ? Ă. Shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Prov. iii, 35. Q. What is said of the course of a good man? A. The path of the just is 'as the shining light,

that shineth more and more unto the perfect

day. Prov. iv, 18. Q. What of the wicked? A. The way of the wicked is as darkness.

Prov. iv, 19. Q. What will be the consequence of indolence ? A. Thy poverty shall come as one that travel

eth, and thy want as an armed man. Prov.

vi, 11. Q. How does the Lord regard early piety? A. I love them that love me: and those that

seek me early shall find me. Prov. viii, 17. Q. What is said of the person that rejects God? A. All they that hate me love death. Prov.

viii, 36. Q. What is said of the memory of the just? A. It is blessed. Prov. x, 7. Q. What of the name of the wicked ? A. It shall rot. Prov. x, 7. Q. What is said in reference to too much talking ? A. In the multitude of words there wanteth

not sin : but he that refraineth his lips is wise. Prov. x, 19.

way?

Q: How will a good man treat the brute creation ?
A. A righteous man regardeth the life of his

beast. Prov. xü, 10. Q. What is said of a lying tongue ? A. It is an abomination unto the Lord. Prov.

vi, 16, 17, Q. What is said of a soft answer? A. It turneth away wrath. Prov. XV, 1. Q. Where are the eyes of the Lord ? A. In every place, beholding the evil and the

good. Prov. xv, 3. Q. What is said of a wise son ? Ă. He maketh a glad father. Prov. xv, 20. Q. Should we always be safe and happy if we had our own A. There is a way that seemeth right unto a

man, but the end thereof are the ways of

death. Prov. xvi, 25. Q. What is said of a tale-bearer ? A. His words are as wounds. Prov. xviii, 8. Q. What is said of the foolish son? A. He is the calamity of his father. Prov.

xix, 13. Q. How can the character of a child be known? Ă. Even a child is known by his doings, whe

ther his work be pure, and whether it be
right. Prov. xx, 11.
What is said of him that curseth his father ?
Tis lamp shall be put out in obscure dark-

Prov. xx, 20.
should be preferred to great riches?
food name. Prov. xxii, 1.

Q. What will be the effect of drinking wine?
A. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and

stingeth like an adder. Prov. xxii, 32. Q. How should an enemy be treated ? A. If he be hungry, give him bread; if he be

thirsty, give him water. Prov. xxv, 21. Q. What will be the result? A. Thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head,

d the Lord shall reward thee. Proverbs

and
XXV, 22.

LESSON XLVI.

Review of the Old Testament. Question. What portion of the Bible have you now palased

over ? Answer. The Old Testament.

How many books are there in this part of the Bible ? A. Thirty-nine. Q. How are they divided ? A. Into the historical, the poetical, and the

prophetical books. Q. What are the historical ? A. The Pentateuch, or five books of Moses,

Joshua, Judges, Ruth, the two books of

Samuel, of Kings, and of Chronicles, the book of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. Q. What is recorded in the Pentateuch? A. The history of the creation, the fall of man, the deluge, the call of Abraham and his fa

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