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PREFACE TO THE POLYGLOTT BIBLE. the references on this article will show that, ment, aud the most solid instruction. In as to His sacred influence on the minds of

this respect, the Scriptures will be found to the Inspired Penmen, we are indebted for Tesemble the garden of Eden, in which the all the iruths they have taught us, so to His Lord GOD has made to grow every tree that influence on the minds of those who receive is pleasant to the sight, and good for spiritual and regard then, must such persons be in. food. But no Cherubim or faming sword debted for all they have learned, or can are here to prohibit access to the Tree of Lite. learn of them. His work completes the great The children of the secocd Adam may freedesign of the whole; and His assistance and ly, and without fear or interruption, now put blessing are distinctly promised to all who forth their hands to its soul reviving fruit, sincerely ask them.

and take, and eat, and live for ever. VII. As the Scriptures harmonize in their X. The agreement of the Sacred Writers primary and general objects, so do they with each other will be found not only to with regard to the particular subjects com- exist in the subjects on which they treat, prehended in their plan. Flistorical accounts but to extend to their own individual chaare verified by other coincident ones, or by racters. It will appear that they were all accounts of the persons or places to which

animated by the same Spirit--that they were they refer. The prophecies of one Prophet, all holy men, speaking as they were inoved concerning events which were to take place, by the Holy Ghost, calling men to holiness, relating either to kingdoms, families, indi. as the indispensable requisite to the enjoyviduals, or the world at large, are consistent ment of everlasting happiness ;-men, neverwith those pronounced by other Prophets. theless, of like passions with ourselves, con The accounts of the Jewish polity under its scious of their own natural intrunity and various vicissitudes, are confirmed by the

sinfulness, and of the mercy of God through writings of the Prophets who lived during Christ Jesus, as their only refuge from his or after those vicissitudes; while the former just displeasure. In short, they were men tend reciprocally to establish the authenticity fearing God,-loving God loving his chaof the latter. The histories of the Four Evan- racter, his laws, his will; adouring his gelists have a regular connexion and paral- great and wonderful purposes, and volunlelism, especially those of Matthew, Mark, tarily, deliberately, and determinedly deand Luke. The reatal of the transactions of voting themselves to his service, whatever the Apostles, after the ascension of our Lord, it might cost them, and to whatever it might strongly authenticates the Apostolic Epis. expose them. On all these accounts, they tles; and Archdeacon Paley has well shown are held forth as examples, whose faith, pathe coufirmation which the Epistles of St. tience, and practice, Christians are to follow. Paul derive from the circumstances recorded 1 Cor. xi. 1. feb. xiu. 7. Ja. v. 16. by St. Luke, in his book of the Acts. Pro. It is thus that the Scriptures are PROphecies are connected with their accomplish- FITABLE to all the purposes for which they ments, as far as those accomplishments are are destined, and are calculated to make the included in the Scripture History. Promises man of God PERFECT, and thoroughly and threatenings are connected with their furnished unto all good works. To the In. respective fultilments; precept with exam- spired Pages at large may be applied the ple, and with supplication; and the prayers remarks of the excellent Bishop Torne (on of believers with the answers they have re the Psalins :)" Indited under the intluence ceived. All these relations have been care- " of Him to whom all bearts are known, fully regarded in this compilation.

" and all events foreknown, they suit man VIII. Further, the Scriptures are not "kiud in all situations, grateful as the merely intended to lead men to godliness ; " manna which descended from above, and they are intended also to exemplify it. Re- " conformed itself to every palate. The pentance, Faith, Hope, Charity, and Devo- “ fairest productions of human wit, after a tion, are here exhibited in the most perfect tew perusals, like gathered flowers, wither models; and it has therefore entered into the in our hands, and lose their fragrancy; design of this work to show the correspond. "but these untading plants of Paradise being emotions and conduct of the saints, both corne, as we are accustomed to them, still of the Old Testament and the New, when "* more and more beautiful: their bloom under the influence of those dispositions, appears to be daily heightened, fresb contemplations, and emotions which are most " odours are emitted, and new sweets expeculiarly characteristic of true piety; and "* tracted from them. Ile who hath once also to connect the devotional parts of Scrip “ tasted their excellencies will desire to taste ture with the occurrences which gave rise to * them yet again; and he who tastes them them, as far as they can be ascertained. " oftenest, will relish them best." Thus is religion kuown by its fruits ;-not Happy in having laboured to facilitate as a thing merely of times and circumstances, the acquaintance of the Christian with this but a living principle in the mind, which invaluable treasure, the Editor has now only times and circuinstances call into action, and to implore the blessing of Hain by whoin contribute to display.

its exhaustless stores have been bestowed IX. The aphoristic and poetical parts of on sintul man; and to hope that his feeble the Sacred Wntings are also connected, so endeavours may be instrumeotal in adas to illustrate and enforce each other, that Fancing the Reader's editication, and in their the Reader may be constantly impressed humble measure tend to promote that happy with those momentous truths, and that state of things so long foretold, and so sublime language with which they abound, ardently to be desired, in which THE and which afford perpetual food for the best EARTH SHALL BE FILLED WITH exercises of the understanding, and the finest THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY emotions of the heart;-at once furnishing OF JEHOVAH AS THE

WATERS materials for the most rational entertail- COVER THE SEA. Is. xi. 9. Hab. ii. 14.

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Is the year 1816 was published the English

highly approved, in the English Version of Versies of a work entitled BIBLIA SACRA the Polyglott Bible. As this work is inPOLIGLOTTA BAGSTERIANA, a single tended to be interleaved with the different Jodie Folume, or, eight separate pocket versions of The Polyglott Bible, the object volumes, of which the said English version

has been to make each page correspond in cacattutes the third. The eight languages chapter and verse with those versions. In are as follow :- Hebrew, Greek, English, some cases, where the references are not Latin, German, Italian, French, Spanish, sufficiently numerous to fill the page, pbiloThe English version has, in a centre column logical and explanatory Notes have been of the page, a most appropriate and accurate added, elucidating many passages wbich selection, adaptation, and arrangement of are at present obscure, resulting from an referetuces, and, since the publication, now

imperfect acquaintance with ancient and ciutteen years, the warmest praise has been

oriental customs. By many, this work bestowed on these references, and the ap.

at first view may appear to be a reprint of probation of the Christian Public has been

the Scripture Harmony,' which has been constantly increasing

on sale and greatly valued by a large numThe Eaglish Version, as far as its limits

ber of Bible Christians for many years; permuit, accomplishes much by its refer

but on comparison, and a closer examinaeuces, and more than has been done before;

tion, a very important improvement will but yet great additions to this mode of present itself, which may be best shown by illustration may be useful, as too much

explaining the great defect of the former light cannot be thrown on the Word of Life

work, as well as elucidating this. In the if it be bronzit from its own Treasury.

Scripture Harmony,' the whole of the reThe BIBLE is the Sun, placed by the hand

ferences to a verse were arranged thus :of the Almighty in the firmament of the

the verses were first introduced that bemoral corld, by which the thickest shades

longed to the chapter to which the verse of mental darkness have been dispelled,

under consideration belonged; then the the true knowledge of God and of his Son

chapter in the book itself; after which the JESUS CHRIST imparted, and the “dark

references were arranged, in the usual Falley of the shadow of death” illumined,

order of English Bibles, from Genesis to bringing to light the cheering prospects of

Revelation. timortality and eternal life. Instruction

If the references belonged to every part from the treasury of Divine knowledge of the verse equally, there would be great cannot be too ample; and many pious

propriety in this arrangement; but as and able men have laboured diligently many of the verses require elucidation and saccessfully to this end.

in their separate parts, a mode of dividing IN THis single volume are concentrated them, to save labour to the student, was and arranged the extensive and valued col- considered necessary. This has been easily lections of Scripture References by Canne, accomplished where marks are thrown into Brown, Wilson, Blayney, Scott, and others, the text to correspond with those in the well as all those, which have been so margin, but to accommodate a divided

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PREFACE TO THE POLYGLOTT BIBLE. the references on this article will show that, ment, aud the most solid instruction. as to His sacred influence on the minds of this respect, the Scriptures will be found the Inspired Penmen, we are indebted for resemble the garden of Eden, in which all the truths they have taught us, so to His Lord GOD has made to grow every treet influence on the minds of those who receive is pleasant to the sight, and good for spirit and regard them, must such persons be in. 1ood. But no Cherubun or flamiug swt debted for all they have learned, or can are here to prohibit access to the Tree of L learn of them. His work completes the great The children of the second Adam may ir design of the whole; and His assistance and ly, and without fear or interruption, now! blessing are distinctly promised to all who lorth their hands to its soul rewing fru sincerely ask them.

and take, and eat, and live for ever. VII. As the Scriptures harmonize in their X. The agreeinent of the Sacred Writ primary and general ohjects, so do they with each other will be found not only with regard to the particular subjects com. exist in the subjects on which they tre prehended in their plan. Historical accounts but to extend to their own individual ch are veritied by other coincident ones, or by racters. It will appear that they were accounts of the persons or places to which animated by the same Spirit,-that they we they refer. The prophecies of one Prophet, all holy men, speaking as they were inov concerning events which were to take place, by the Holy Ghost, calling men to holine relating either to kingdoms, families, indi as the indispensable requisite to the enjo viduals, or the world at large, art consistent ment of everlasting happiness ;-men, nev. with those pronounced by other Prophets. theless, of like passions with ourselves, a The accounts of the Jewish polity under its scious of their own natural intrinity a various vicissitudes, are confirmed by the sinfulness, and of the mercy of God throu writings of the Prophets who lived during Christ Jesus, as their only refuge from or after those vicissitudes; while the former just displeasure. In short, they were in tend reciprocally to establish the authenticity fearing God,-loving God; loving his cl of the latter. The histories of the Four Evan- racter, his laws, his will; admirms gelists have a regular connexion and paral. great and wonderful purposes, and solu lelisin, especially those of Matthew, Mark, tarily, deliberately, and determinedly and Luke. The recital of the transactions of roting themselves to his service, whates the Apostles, after the ascension of our Lord, it might cost them, and to whatever it mis strongly authenticates the Apostolic Epis. expose them. On all these accounts, th tles; and Archdeacon Paley has well shown are held forth as examples, whose faith, i the coufirmation which the Epistles of St. tience, and practice, Christians are to follo Paul derive from the circumstances recorded 1 Cor. xi. 1. Let, xui. 1. Ja. v. 16. by St. Luke, in his book of the Acts. Pro- It is thus that the Scriptures are PR phecies are conuected with their accomplish. FITABLE to all the purposes for which th inents, as far as those accomplishments are are destined, and are calculated to make t included in the Scripture History. Promises man of God PERFECT, and thorough and threatenings are connected with their furnished unto all good works. To the I respective fultilments; precept with exam. spired Pages at large may be applied ! ple, and with supplication, and the prayers remarks of the excellent Bisbop Horne of believers with the answers they have re the Psalins : " Indited under the intluer ceived. All these relations have been care- "of Uim to whom all hearts are know fully regarded in this compilation.

"and all events foreknown, they suit ma VUI. Further, the Scriptures are not "kind in all situatious, grateful as 1 inerely intended to lead men to godlines: manna which descended from above, a they are intended also to exemplify it. Re. contormed itself to every palate. 1 pentance, Faith, llope, Charity, and Devo- fairest productions of human wit, after tion, are here exhibited in the inost perfect "tes perusals, like gathered towers, with models; and it has theretore entered into the in our hands, and lose their fragranc design of this work to show the correspond. " but these unfading plants of Paradise i ing emotions and conduct of the saints, both "come, as we are accustomed to them, si of the Old Testament and the Sew, when more and inore brauuful: their bloc under the influence of those dispositions, appears to be daily heightened, ire contemplations, and einotions which are most " odours are emitted, and new sweets peculiarly characteristic of true piety; and " tracted from thein. Ile who hath on also to connect the devotional parts of Scrip * tasted their excellencies will desire to ta ture with the occurrences which gave rise to them yet akain, and he who lastes the them, as far as they can be ascertamed. " ottenest, will relish them best." Thus is religion known by its fruits ;-not Happy in having laboured to facilita as a thing merely of times and circumstances, the acquaintance of the Christian with it but a living principle in the mind, which invaluable treasure, the Editor has now on times and circumstances call into action, and to implore the blessing of lain by who contribute to display.

its exhaustless stores have been bestow IX. The aphoristic and poetical parts of on sintul inan, and to hope that his feeb the Sacred Writings are also connected, so endeavours may be instrumental in a as to illustrate nud enforce each other, that vancing the Reader's editication, and in the the Reader may be constantly impressed humble measure tend to promote that hape with those momentous truths, and that state of things so long foretold, and sublime language with which they abound, ardeutly to be desired, in which TH and which afford perpetual food for the best EARTII SIIALL BE FILLED WIT exercises of the understaoding, and the finest TUE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLOR emotions of the heart;-at once furnishing OF JEITOVAU AS THE WATER materials for the most rational entertain. COVER THE SEA. Is. xl. 9. Hab. i. I

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PREFACE TO THE TREASURY BIBLE.

in ass of references to the text, without the derstanding and wisdom shall they use of arbitrary signs, necessarily involved be prolonged." the introduction of the

In the Various Readings, as in thPRESENT PLAN,

tures themselves, the words supp which is best exemplified by the following

the translators are distinguished by verse, and shows the peculiar necessity of

but the distinction has not been a division of the parallel pasages:

necessary to be preserved in those

the text to which the Parallel Text ISATAU 56, ver. 2.

they have alike been printed in ital 2 Blessed. Ps.1.1.3. - 15.1..5.-106.3.--112.1, -119.1..5.-12. Lull.29.-12. 13. Jno.13.17.

A period is placed between chape Re...14. layrth, ver.4. Pr 4.13. Ec.7.18. verse; a comma betweeu verse and kerpeth the ch.53.13. Ex.31.13.16. Le 1930. Ne: 13.17. Je.17.21,22. Ene 21.12,20.

and two dots (..) show 17..23 to in

keepeth his. Ps.31.14.-37.27.-119. 101. Pr.4.27.-14. to 23. When a dash (-) is placed, it 16.-16,b,l. 0.12.9.

the same book that last occurred: th By reading the text of this verse, it will

29. 11.-31. 17, means Ex.31. 17. WI be seen that the use of the word 'Blessed' is

roman capitals are used, it svo the first of the sentence illustrated by the whole of that chapter to be expla references which follow it, and by the

This brief explanation will, it is second word, 'layeth,' the end of the first

adapt the work for use with EVER sentence and the beginning of the second

TION of the Holy Scriptures. These are determined, and so on throughout. The

tures are the gift of God inspired additions to a single word point out the

Holy Spirit, and intended to teach Particular part of the verse, when the same

knowledge of Himself and of our word twice occurs: ibus 'keepeth the

" He," says Bishop Horsley, “who and keepesh his' occur in this case.

read the Holy Scriptures with adu When the references illustrate the whole

and improvement, should compare verse, the italic words are not printed, be

text which may seem either imports cause not required.

the doctrine it may contain, or remar When this work is interprinted with the for the turn of the expression wit English Version of the Polyglott (in which

parallel passages in other parts of manner it is called "THE TREASURY Writ." BIBLE,") the arbitrary signs in the text "And," Bp. HORSLEY adds, "no d apply solely to the centre column iu that į by a diligent use of a help of this kin page.

searching the Scriptures for instruction The chronology at the top of each page will make the Christian reader fruit denotes the date of the transactions related the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Ch at the begioning of such page; and the for by diligence and care iu thus compchronoloxy which is insei ted at the begin.

and examining the various parts o ning of verses refers to the date of the trans- Sacred Volume, we perceive the beauty action detailed in the verse before the refer.

barmony, and the perfection of the who ences of which it is placed.

Under the conviction that Scriprure To preserve the distinction between the

best expositor of Scriprure this work has Various Readings and the editorial remarks

prepared. The researches of philolop and explanations which occur, the word "or"

and critics, and travellers, and the rem in the one case is printed in italics, with a of divines, having brought their aid in small o; in the other in roman, with a elucidation of the Holy Writings, they capital 0 : thus, Gen, 4. 13, " My punish.

pot been wholly passed by: for it w ment is greater than I can bear, or, Mine have been wrong pot to have bonne in iniquity is greater than that it may be for. ful remembrance, and to have used, a given." In Gen, 19. 1, it is said, “ Ard as our limits will allow, their valu. there came tao angels. Or rather, the two labours in this department of Sa angels came,' &c.

Science; and it may be said, even " In places where a Various Reading oc- (heathen) poets have been made to d curs, and the whole, or part of the verse to water for the service of the Sanctuar which it refers has been deemed too long Lord BACON wisely says, Let no for insertion, a few words only have been upon an ili-appliesi moderation, thun given, as the reader, ou relerring to his maintain that a man can search too Bible, has the passage in full: thus, Prov. or be too well versed, in the BOOK 28. 2, " by a man, &c. or, by men of un God's WORD."

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