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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Old Testament. (continued)
 
9869
    The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart. 1
          Psalm lv. 21.
9870
    My heart is fixed.
          Psalm lvii. 7.
9871
    They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely. 2
          Psalm lviii. 4, 5.
9872
    Vain is the help of man.
          Psalm lx. 11; cviii. 12.
9873
    Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance they are altogether lighter than vanity. 3
          Psalm lxii. 9.
9874
    He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass. 4
          Psalm lxxii. 6.
9875
    His enemies shall lick the dust.
          Psalm lxxii. 9.
9876
    As a dream when one awaketh.
          Psalm lxxiii. 20.
9877
    Promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from 5 the south.
          Psalm lxxv. 6.
9878
    He putteth down one and setteth up another.
          Psalm lxxv. 7.
9879
    They go from strength to strength.
          Psalm lxxxiv. 7.
9880
    A day 6 in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 7
          Psalm lxxxiv. 10.
9881
    Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
          Psalm lxxxv. 10.
 
Note 1.
The words of his mouth were softer than butter, having war in his
heart.—Ibid. [back]
Note 2.
Like the deaf adder, that stoppeth her ears; which refuseth to hear the voice of the charmer, charm he never so wisely.—Ibid. [back]
Note 3.
As for the children of men, they are but vanity: the children of men are deceitful upon the weights; they are altogether lighter than vanity itself.—Ibid. [back]
Note 4.
He shall come down like the rain into a fleece of wool.—Ibid. [back]
Note 5.
Nor yet.—Ibid. [back]
Note 6.
One day in thy courts.—Ibid. [back]
Note 7.
Ungodliness.—Ibid. [back]
 

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