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PLAIN LECTURES

ON

THE BOOK OF JOB,

BY

THE REV. D. VEYSIE.

(LATE INCUMBENT OF DAVENTRY)

EDITED BY HIS WIDOW.

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LECTURE I.

PROV. xvii. 3.

The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace

for gold : but the Lord trieth the hearts."

The subject which I propose to take for this course of Lectures is one of the books of the Old Testament; a book, the name and general history of which are very familiar to all, though, with the particulars of it not so many perhaps are very well acquainted, namely, the book of Job.

All who know any thing of the Scriptures have heard of “ the patience of Job.” They are aware that this patriarch was one of the righteous men of old ; that being tried with sore affliction he bore it with the utmost meekness and resignation to the Divine will ; and further, that the friends who professedly

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