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" For what man is he that can know the counsel of God ? or who can think what the will of the Lord is? For the thoughts of mortal men are miserable, and our devices are but uncertain. For the corruptible body presseth down the soul, and the earthly tabernacle... "
Sermons preached upon several occasions [ed. by J. Calamy]. To which is ... - Page 87
by Benjamin Calamy - 1726
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Montaigne's Essays in Three Books: With Notes and Quotations. And ..., Volume 1

Michel de Montaigne, George Savile Marquis of Halifax - French essays - 1743
...beminum poteftjcire conjilium Dei ? Aut quii poterit cogitare, quid velit Dominus * ? Whs amengji Men (an know the Counfel of God ? Or who can think what the Will of the Lord it? * Safien. Cap. ix. v. 13. CHAP. XXXII. we ore to avoid Pleafures even at the Ex-, fence of Life....
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The Essays of Michael Seigneur de Montaigne: Translated Into English ...

Michel de Montaigne - 1759
...quidvelit Dominus j ? ie Who * In 1571. t In Latrina ad quam cttnfugerat, oceifus, Who amongft Men can know the Counfel of God ? Or who can think what the Will of the Lord is? CHAP. XXXII. 1o avoid PleafureSy even at the Expence of Life. I Had long ago obferved moft of the Opinions...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 35

Books - 1766
...creatures as we are ? — How jufl is that fine obfervation in the Wifdom of Solomon, " What man is hs that can know the counfel of God ? Or who can think...For the thoughts of mortal men are miferable ! and their devices but uncertain, for the corruptible body prefTcth down the foul, and the earthly tabernacle...
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Considerations on the Life and Death of St. John the Baptist: By George ...

George Horne - 1769 - 143 pages
...underftandeth all things, and " fhe fhall lead me foberly in my do«« ings, and preferve me by her power " For what man is he that can " know the counfel of...or who " can think what the will of the Lord " is, except thou give wifdom, and fend " thy Holy Spirit from above 8 ?" Such gracious promifes are made,...
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Sermons on several subjects, publ. by B. Porteus and G. Stinton, Volume 5

Thomas Secker (abp. of Canterbury.) - 1771
...° .- or as the Book of Wifdom expreffes it more largely ; What Man is he, that can know the Connfel of God "? or 'who can think, what the Will of the...are miferable, and our Devices •are but uncertain p. Indeed Creatures of our own Rank, only of Abilities perhaps a little 'n Job x?:xviii. 4. ° Job...
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Sermons preached at Lincoln's-inn, between the years 1765 and 1776

Richard Hurd (bp. of Worcester.) - 1777
...the height of mortal folly to prefer ibe to the Almighty ? What man is he that can know the council of God? Or, who can think what the will of the Lord is ? — Hardly do we guefs aright at things that are upon the earth, and with labour do we find the things...
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Sacred extracts: or, Books and chapters selected from the New and Old ...

Bible - 1788 - 577 pages
...acceptable, and then fhall I judge thy people rightcoufly, and be worthy to fit in my father's feat. 13 For what man is he that can know the counfel of God ; or who can think what the will of the Lord is? 14 For the thoughts of mortal men are miferable, and our devices are but uncertain. 15 For the corruptible...
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The Works of Thomas Secker: LL.D. Late Lord Archbishop of Canterbury

Thomas Secker - Apostles' Creed - 1792
...acknowledged, We are of yejlerday, and know- not bing f : or as the book of WiJdom expreffes it more largely ; What man is he, that can know the counfel of God?...of the Lord is ? For the thoughts of mortal men are miferabh, and our devices are but uncertain J ; Indeed creatures of our own rank, only of abilities...
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Discourses on Several Subjects: Being the Substance of Some Select Homilies ...

Sir Adam Gordon - 1795
...befindeth out the things that be before him, who is §qual to fear cb out the things that are in heaven ? for what man is he that can know the counfel of God, except He give wifdom, flndjend his Holy Spirit from above ? for the thoughts of mortal men are miferable,...
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The Scholar Armed Against the Errors of the Time, Or, A Collection ..., Volume 1

Christianity - 1800
...are recorded in the Holy Scriptures, and which etherwife it was impoflible for man to have known. " For " what man is he that can know the counfel of...what the will of the Lord is ? For the thoughts of " moral men are miferable, and our devices are but uncertain; " for tne corruptible body prefieth down...
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