An essay towards the theory of the ideal or intelligible world. Design'd for two parts: The first considering it absolutely in it self, and the second in relation to human understanding ...

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Page 9 - When he prepared the heavens, I was there. When he set a compass upon the face of the depth. When he established the clouds above. When he strengthened the fountains of the deep. When he gave to the sea his decree that the waters should not pass his commandment. When he appointed the foundations of the earth., then I was by him, as one brought up with him, and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him, rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth, and my delights were with the sons of...
Page 9 - The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth ; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth : while as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
Page 268 - When he prepared the heavens, I was there: When he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: When he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, That the waters should not pass his commandment: When he appointed the foundations of the earth : Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: And I was daily his delight, Rejoicing always before him ; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth ; And my delights were with the sons...
Page 389 - I go then from Thy prefence ? If I climb up into heaven, Thou art there : if I go down to hell, Thou art there alfo. If I take the wings of the morning : and remain in the uttermoft parts of the fea : Even there alfo fhall Thy hand lead me : and Thy right hand fhall hold me.
Page 8 - By the Ideal State of things, I mean that state of them which is necessary, permanent and immutable, not only Antecedent and Prae-existent to this, but also Exemplary and Representative of it, as containing in it Eminently and after an intelligible Manner, all that is in this Natural World, according to which it was made, and in Conformity to which all the Truth, Reality, Order, Beauty and Perfection of its Nature does Consist, and is to be Measured.
Page 9 - I was by Him, as One brought up with Him ; and / was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him ; rejoicing in the habitable part of His earth ; and My delights were with the sons of men.
Page 318 - Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither : as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
Page 284 - Who being the brightnefs of his glory, and the exprefs image of his perfon...
Page 9 - J3&- . fore the mountains were fettled, before the hills was I brought forth : while as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the higheft part of the duft of the world...
Page 177 - I am all that has been, all that is, and all that will be, and no mortal has drawn aside my veil.

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