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C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.

Scriptural Quotations: Old Testament

It is not good that the man should be alone.

Genesis ii. 18.

For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Genesis iii. 19.

Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.

Genesis ix. 6.

Am I my brother’s keeper?

Genesis v. 9.

My punishment is greater than I can bear.

Genesis iv. 13.

His hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.

Genesis xvi. 12.

Bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.

Genesis xlii. 38.

Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel.

Genesis xlix. 4.

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

Deuteronomy xix. 21.

He kept him as the apple of his eye.

Deuteronomy xxxii. 10.

For whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.

Ruth i. 16.

A man after his own heart.

1 Samuel xiii. 14.

Tell it not in Gath; publish it not in the streets of Ashkelon.

2 Samuel i. 20.

Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided.

2 Samuel i. 23.

How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!

2 Samuel i. 25.

Very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.

2 Samuel i. 26.

A proverb and a byword among all people.

1 Kings ix. 7.

How long halt ye between two opinions?

1 Kings xviii. 21.

A still, small voice.

1 Kings xix. 12.

Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.

1 Kings xx. 11.

Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand.

1 Kings xviii. 44.

The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

Job i. 21.

There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary be at rest.

Job iii. 17.

Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Job v. 7.

Miserable comforters are ye all.

Job xvi. 2.

I know that my Redeemer liveth.

Job xix. 25.

The price of wisdom is above rubies.

Job xxviii. 18.

I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame.

Job xxix. 15.

That mine adversary had written a book.

Job xxxi. 35.

Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further; and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.

Job xxxviii. 11.

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places.

Psalm xvi. 6.

Yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

Psalm xviii. 30.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.

Psalm xxiii. 2.

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.

Psalm xxiii. 4.

I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

Psalm xxxvii. 25.

Spreading Himself like a green bay tree.

Psalm xxxvii. 35.

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright.

Psalm xxxvii. 37.

My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Psalm xlv. 1.

While I was musing the fire burned.

Psalm xxxix. 3.

Oh, that I had wings like a dove!

Psalm lv. 6.

His enemies shall lick the dust.

Psalm lxxii. 9.

Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Psalm lxxxv. 10.

We spend our years as a tale that is told.

Psalm xc. 9.

The iron entered into his soul.

Psalm cv. 18.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit’s end.

Psalm cvii. 27.

He giveth his beloved sleep.

Psalm cxxvii. 2.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Psalm cxxxiii. 1.

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

Psalm cxxxvii. 5.

We hanged our harps on the willows.

Psalm cxxxvii. 2.

For I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Psalm cxxxix. 14.

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Proverbs iii. 17.

In the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Proverbs xi. 14.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick.

Proverbs xiii. 12.

Fools make a mock at sin.

Proverbs xiv. 9.

The heart knoweth his own bitterness.

Proverbs xiv. 10.

Righteousness exalteth a nation.

Proverbs xiv. 34.

A soft answer turneth away wrath.

Proverbs xv. 1.

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

Proverbs xv. 17.

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs xvi. 18.

The hoary head is a crown of glory.

Proverbs xvi. 31.

Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs xxii. 6.

For riches certainly make themselves wings.

Proverbs xxiii. 5.

A wounded spirit who can bear?

Proverbs xviii. 14.

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep.

Proverbs xxiv. 33.

For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.

Proverbs xxv. 22.

There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

Proverbs xxvi. 13.

Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Proverbs xxvii. 1.

The wicked flee when no man pursueth.

Proverbs xxviii. 1.

There is no new thing under the sun.

Ecclesiastes i. 9.

All is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes i. 14.

The sleep of a laboring man is sweet.

Ecclesiastes v. 12.

It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting.

Ecclesiastes vii. 2.

For a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Ecclesiastes ix. 4.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes ix. 10.

The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.

Ecclesiastes ix. 11.

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.

Ecclesiastes xii. 1.

Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days.

Ecclesiastes xi. 1.

Be not righteous overmuch.

Ecclesiastes vii. 16.

And the grasshopper shall be a burden.

Ecclesiastes xii. 5.

Man goeth to his long home.

Ecclesiastes xii. 5.

Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.

Ecclesiastes xii. 6.

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Ecclesiastes xii. 7.

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes xii. 8.

Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Ecclesiastes xii. 12.

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid.

Isaiah xi. 6.

Precept upon precept; line upon line: here a little, and there a little.

Isaiah xxviii. 10.

Set thine house in order.

Isaiah xxxviii. 1.

All flesh is grass.

Isaiah xl. 6.

Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance.

Isaiah xl. 15.

A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench.

Isaiah xlii. 3.

He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter.

Isaiah liii. 7.

A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation.

Isaiah lx. 22.

To give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

Isaiah lxi. 3.

We all do fade as a leaf.

Isaiah lxiv. 6.

Amend your ways and your doings.

Jeremiah vii. 3.

Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no physician there?

Jeremiah viii. 22.

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?

Jeremiah xiii. 23.

The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.

Ezekiel xviii. 2.

Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

Daniel v. 27.

The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.

Daniel vi. 12.

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.

Hosea viii. 7.

And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks.

Micah iv. 3.

But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree.

Micah iv. 4.

Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Habakkuk ii. 2.

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.

Malachi iv. 2.

He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith.

Ecclesiasticus xiii. 1.

He will laugh thee to scorn.

Ecclesiasticus xiii. 7.