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" Surely in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird," or, before the eyes of every thing that hath a wing, as in the original. "
The Massachusetts Teacher - Page 304
1850
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Village sermons

George Burder - 1835 - 654 pages
...darkness ; he reigns in darkness, and by darkness. Sinners little think where he is leading them. " Surely in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird." Prov. i. 17. The silly birds are wiser than sinners. Sinners are told of their danger, but to no purpose....
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Theological Works: Published at Different Times, and Now Collected ..., Volume 4

Thomas Scott - 1808 - 584 pages
...cry for mercy, and eternally curse their folly, in being the dupes of such a delusion ! " Surely " in vain is the net spread in the sight of any " bird." You evidently see the design of Satan in this temptation: he aims only to lull you into security, till...
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The works of the rev. John Newton, Volume 1

John Newton - 1808 - 704 pages
...will not be warned. If a beast escapes from a trap, he will be cautious how he goes near it again, and in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird. But man, though he be often reproved, hardens his neck; he rushes upon his ruin with his eyes open,...
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The Works of President Edwards ...

Jonathan Edwards - 1809 - 540 pages
...vanity of all such flatteries. J8e ad.all of that which you are sure is the devil's bait: " Sureiy in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird," Prov.i. ir. You are not only told in the scriptures, that sinners are generally thus allured to hell,...
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The Works of President Edwards, Volume 8

Jonathan Edwards - 1809 - 554 pages
...vanity of all such flatteries. Be afraid of that which you are sure is the devil's bait.: i' Surely in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird," Prov. i. 17. You are not only told in the scriptures, that sinners are generally thus allured to hell,...
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The Testimony of Christ's Second Appearing: Containing a General Statement ...

Benjamin Seth Youngs - 1810 - 672 pages
...evident, them that the manner of Christ's coming, is not according to the expectations of man : For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird. . 30. Therefore, when Christ speaks of his coming in the clouds, he also says, Then shall ail t/ie...
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The whole works of ... John Howe [ed. by J. Hunt].

John Howe - 1813 - 536 pages
...bent of a disaffect' ed heart. God hath not left us altogether "ignorant of Satan's devices ;" and "in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird." When he would so grossly impose upon us m so plain cases, we are very foolish creatures, sillier than...
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The London Christian instructor, or, Congregational magazine, Volume 1

1822 - 746 pages
...other powers control and persuade him directly contrary to the judging power. The wise man says, " In vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird ;" but not so with respect to the human mind. There shall be no concealment — clear, manifest evil,...
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The Works of the Late Rev. T. Scott, Rector of Aston Sanford, Bucks, Volume 1

Thom Scott - 1823 - 586 pages
...one cry for mercy, and eternally curse their folly, in being the dupes of such a delusion ! " Surely in vain is the net spread in the sight of " any bird." You evidently sec the design of Satan in this temptation : he aims only to lull you into security,...
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The Complete Works of the Late Rev. Philip Skelton, Rector of Fintona ...

Philip Skelton - 1824 - 508 pages
...of doctrine by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.' ' In vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird/ or as in the Hebrew, ' in the eyes of any that hath a wing,' for it may see and fly from the deceit....
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