Page images
PDF
EPUB

THEOLOGICAL LIBRARY
CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

H65,924
March 26, 1942

AUTHORIZATION.

· Messrs. Funk Ev Wagnall have entered into an arrangement wrih me to reprini THE TREASURY OF DAVID in the United States. I have every confidence in them that they will issue it correctly and worthily. It has been the great literary work of my life, and I trust it will be as kindly received in America as in England. I wish for Messrs. Funk success in a venture which must involve a great risk, and much outlay." Dec. 8, 1881.

C. H. SPURGEON.

PREFACE.

The labour of compiling the notes of this volume may be judged oi from the fact that upon my writing to one of the most scholarly men of this age for a little assistance in my researches upon that well-known psalm, the 103rd, I received a note commencing, “I have hunted through my books, and have been surprised to find that, with the exception of what is universally known, there is so little about Psalm 103.” This most generoushearted brother had the warmest zeal and love to stimulate his investigations, yet this was the result, and had I repeated the experiment upon other biblical students, and changed the psalm, I should in very few instances have received any other reply. Hence, gentle reader, your patience has been exercised in waiting for Vol. IV. of the Treasury, and my toil has been correspondingly increased. Here, however, is the volume, as portly as its fellows, and I hope not inferior to any of them ; at least, I can honestly say, if it be so, it is not the fault of my endeavours, for I have bated no jot of energy, spared no cost, and withheld no time, though this last has been a very precious commodity with me, and has frequently been snatched from rest which fatigue demanded, and which prudence might have wisely yielded. The book is finished, however, and with it two-thirds of my allotted task, for which may God be praised.

I am the more surprised at the general paucity of sermons and comments upon this portion of the book of Psalms, because it contains some of the more notable compositions, such as Psalms 84, 90, 91, 92, and 103. These and some of the others are so rich that, had several volumes existed illustrating any one of them, it would not have been a matter of wonder. When I have found one sermon upon a passage, it has generally been easy to collect a score upon the same ; preachers evidently run so much in ruts that they leave a large portion of the Scriptures without exposition. This suggests many thoughts, which, as they will naturally occur to every thoughtful reader, I need not enlarge upon in a mere preface, but this much may be said, we trust, without giving offence—if the habit of expounding the passages of Scripture which are read in public worship should ever become more common, the preparation for doing this in an interesting and instructive manner would greatly tend to enlarge the range of texts discussed from the pulpit, and would almost inevitably lead to the people's receiving from their teachers more of God's word and less of man's, and this would be no small benefit.

There is no need to repeat acknowledgments of indebtedness which we have made in former volumes, let them stand in all their fulness here as there. I think it right, however, to repeat the intimation that I am not to be understood as endorsing all the passages quoted from other authors. The names are given, and each writer bears his own responsibility.

Only one word of self-defence shall further delay the courteous reader. A critic has so greatly mistaken my meaning as to find in the title to the Sermon Notes a specimen of human vanity. I am amazed at his discovery. I do not pretend to be entirely free from that vice, but no trace of it is discoverable there by my keenest and most conscientious inspection ; on the contrary, I called those outlines " Hints to the Village Preacher," because I did not think those of them which are my own to be good enough to offer to my brethren in the regular ministry, but hoped that they might aid those good men, engaged all the week in business, who are generally, but I think incorrectly, called laypreachers, and are not supposed to have the facilities of time and books which fall to the lot of the regular ministry. I thought this somewhat modest on my part, and did not see how it could be misunderstood. Our village ministers are among the most thoughtful and useful of our brotherhood, and I never dreamed of casting a slur upon them; as, however, I have been misunderstood, I will now, without altering the title, take higher ground, and say that I trust the hints may be useful to any preachers in city or country; for the other day I met one of the most eminent metropolitan divines, and he most kindly thanked me for having suggested to him by a hint in the Treasury a sermon which he hoped had been most acceptable to his congregation, and he remarked that there was no need to be so very bashful about the aforesaid “hints." I have followed his advice, and may now, perhaps, be misunderstood again. It is a small matter to be unjustly censured, but still I would not even seem to despise brethren in more obscure spheres, for it is the last thing in my heart.

For the generous reviews which the former volumes have received on all hands I am deeply grateful. I commit this fourth volume to the press, praying that it may, according to the Lord's will, tend to the upbuilding of his church and his own glory.

(H. Spungan

Clapham, December, 1874.

INDEX

OF AUTHORS QUOTED OR REFERRED TO.

Abenezra, 31, 393

Bengel, John Albert (1697—1752), 210, 333,
Adams, Thomas (1614), 19, 20, 45, 80, 92,

389
111, 218, 251, 252, 313, 377, 441, 468, 471 Bernard (1091–1157), 91, 171, 241, 242, 246,
Æschylus, 362

254, 255, 258, 262, 328, 363, 470
Agellius, 41

Berridge, John (1716—1793), 93, 248
Ainsworth, Henry (–1622), 20, 76, 106, 176, Bingham, Joseph (1668—1723), 271
193, 275

Binney, Thomas (1798-1874), 215
Albertus Magnus, 41

“ Bibliotheca Sacra," 90
Alexander, Joseph Addison (1850), 11, 42, 69, Binnie, William (1870), 43, 188, 193, 287, 382,

108, 119, 142, 181, 205, 272, 300, 301, 326, 408
331, 334, 345, 453

Bogan, Zachary (1625 -1659), 275
Alting, James (1618–1679), 24, 193

Bolton, Robert (1572–1631), 139–141
American Bible Union, Version of, 106

Bonar, Andrew A. (1859). 18, 46, 74, 96, 105,
Ames, William (1576—1633). 269

137, 244, 329, 350, 376, 401, 457
Amyraut, Moses (1596--1664), 205, 390 Bonar, Horatius (1861), 170, 260, 449
Anacreon, 189

“Book of Golden Deeds, A” (1864), 245
Andrewes, Lancelot (1555—1626), 95

Booth, Abraham (1734–1806), 178
Annesley (1620—1696), 366

Boothroyd, Benjamin ( -1836), 76, 378
Aquinas, 269

Borromeo, Carlo (1538--1584), 245
Arndt, Frederic (1861), 270

Bossuet, Jaques Bénigne (1627–1704), 76
Arnot, William (1858), 304

Boston, Thomas (1676–1732), 38, 174
Arrowsmith, John (1600—1660), 247

Bouchier, Barton (1855), 92, 95, 288, 299, 328,
Arvine, K. (1859), 59, 329, 378

408
Augustine (353—4:29), 22, 107, 111, 112, 172, Bowen, George (1873), 400, 402, 436, 467, 473
255, 271, 273, 309, 328, 359, 360, 363, 390 Bowes, G. 8. (1862), 360

Boys, John (1571---1625), 43, 95, 171, 172, 173,

196, 3:27, 377, 379, 384
Bacon, Francis (1560-1626), 209, 408, 432

Bradbury Charles (1785), 222
Bacon, Leonard (1845), 280

Bradley, Charles (1840), 248, 312, 314
Bailey, Philip James ( ), 259

Brailshaw, William (1571 – 1618), 208, 210,
Baker, Sir Ricbard (1568—1645), 69, 70, 72, 73,
74, 75, 76, 79, 82, 428, 429, 433. 437, 443, 446, Bridge, Stephen (1852), 395, 396

211, 212, 213, 214, 226
458, 462, 465, 466, 467, 470, 476
Baldus, 43

Bridge, William (1600—1670), 246, 248—50,

251, 262
Barker, Edmund (1661), 221

Brooks, Thomas (1608-1680), 70, 75, 77, 170,
Barlow, John (1618), 367

307
Birnes, Albert (1798-1870), 56, 59, 109, 141, Brown, John (1862), 332

149, 209, 244, 259, 270, 300, 302, 343, 346, Bruno, Bishop (? 1033), 118
381, 413, 461
Barrows, E. P. (1873?), 414

Bruyère, Jean de la (1039—1696), 274
Barth, T. C. (1865), 218

Bucer, Martin (1491-1551), 142, 349
Beattie, James (1735--1803), 469

Banyan, John (1628–1688), 77, 219
Beddome, Benjamin (1717–1795), 33

Burder, Samuel (1839), 141, 205, 243, 275, 327,

362, 399, 429
Bede (672–735), 217

Burgess, Anthony (1656), 305
Bellarmine, Robert (1542—1621), 90, 106, 107,

112, 179, 182, 183, 238, 240, 323,' 343, 345, Burnet, Gilbert (1643–1714-15), 92
379, 380, 393

Burroughs, Jeremiah (1599—1646(, 177
Belsunce, M. de (1720), 246

Byron (see Gordon).

), 242

Bythner, Victorinus 1 -1670), 211, 214 Corderius, Balthazar (1592—1650), 391
Calmet, Augustine (1672–1757), 275

Cowles, Henry (1872), 213, 273, 305, 313, 413,
Calvin, Johu (1509–1564), 106, 126, 176, 178,

428, 439, 448, 465, 469, 473
186, 193, 209, 219, 225, 271, 331, 332, 365, | Cowley, Abraham (1618–1667), 189
379, 380, 414, 438, 466

Cradock, Walter (-1660), 53, 54, 56, 58, 62
Carson, Alexander (1776-1844), 177

Cresswell, Daniel (1776—1844), 11, 23, 111,
Cary, Thomas (

176, 215, 269, 402
Caryl, Joseph (1602-1673), 5, 35, 36, 37, 44, “Critical and Practical Exposition of the

91, 107, 111, 149. 177, 216, 219, 244, 255, 281, Pentateuch " (1748), 112
300, 301, 308, 327, 393, 429, 439, 464, 465, Cruso, Timothy (1657–1697), 25

468
Case, Thomas (1598-1680), 33

Cumming, John (1843), 127, 344
“Cassell's Biblical Educator " (1874), 430
Cassiodorus, Magnus Aurelius (470—560), 31, Daillé, Jean (1594—1670), 185, 186
106, 345

Dale, Thomas (1847), 222
Catullus, 145

Dallas, A. R. C. (1860), 342
Cawood, John (1830), 229

Darby, J. N. (1870), 25, 179
Cecil, Richard (1748-1810), 38

Davies, Samuel (1724-1761), 359
Chadbourne, P. A. (1867), 303

Davis, Charles A. (1874), 260, 261, 282, 291,
Chalmers, Thomas (1780—1847), 37, 345, 359,

315, 316, 334, 335, 350, 351, 369, 370, 396,
367, 376, 382, 413

443, 474
Champneys, W. Weldon (1842), 461

Davison, Francis, 110
Chandler, Samuel (1693—1766), 125, 412, 413,

Dawson, William (1773—1841), 255, 257, 258
416

De Burgh, William (1860), 287, 382
Chardin, John (1643–1713), 211, 471

De Dieu, Louis (1590—1642), 269
Charles, Mrs., 347

Defoe, Daniel (1663–1731), 245
Charlotte Elizabeth (Pseudonym] (1835), 25

Delitzsch, Franz (1869), 4, 74, 270, 366, 401,
Charnock, Stephen (1628–1680), 35, 182, 181,

408, 474, 475
186, 210, 281, 324, 326, 392, 395, 434,' 441, Dickson, David (1583–1662), 7, 8, 9, 21, 23,
442, 467, 470, 471, 476

42, 91, 94, 121, 137, 145, 176, 186, 192, 209,
Cheever, George B. (1852), 273

225, 241, 242, 255, 257, 272, 324, 332, 344,

361, 363, 364, 382, 390, 400, 428, 461, 467,
Chester, J. L. (

472
" Christ the Consoler" [Anon.) (1872), 143-4, “ Dictionary of Illustrations, The" (1872), 61
149

Diodati, John (1576—1649), 289
Chrysostom (347–407), 248, 271

D'Israeli, Isaac (1766—1848), 380
Clarke, Adam (1760-1832). 8, 32, 56, 90, 93,

94, 97, 111, 142, 188, 216, 239, 271, 275, 291, Dixon, Richard (1811), 73
302, 324, 332, 345, 349, 376, 377, 411, 427, Donne, John (1573–1631), 71, 190, 225
429, 463, 468

Dransfield, William (1859), 194
Clarkson, David (1621–1686), 7, 120, 365, 400, Dryden, John (1631-1700), 289, 382
472

Du-gard, Thomas (1648), 191
Clay, William Keatinge (1839), 71, 112, 439

Duncan, Mary B. M. (1825-1865), 238, 239,
Clemens, Alexandrinus, 379

240, 246, 247, 251, 253, 256, 257, 260, 262
Cobbet, Thomas (1657), 427

Dunlop, William (1692—1720), 459
Cobbin, Ingraham (1839), 400

Duns, John (1868), 37, 255
Cocceius, John (1603--1669), 343

Dunster, John (1613), 12
Cole, Thomas (1627–1697), 329

Durban, William (1874), 395, 403, 475, 476
Coleman, John Noble (1863), 224

Durham, James (1622—1658), 94
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772–1834), 273 Dyke, Daniel (-1624), 307, 308
Collins, John (-1687), 395

Dyke, Jeremiah (-1620), 240, 256
Colquhoun, John (1814), 142, 151
"Comprehensive Bible, The ” (S. Bagster’s), Edersheim, Alfred (1866), 285–7, 391, 394, 396,
302

408, 414, 431
Conant, Thomas J. (1871), 324, 434

Edwards, John (1657–1716), 191, 218, 469
Cooke, Eliza (1869), 291

Edwards, Jonathan (1703—1758). 180, 272,
Coombe, Andrew (1836), 412

301
Coombs, Jessie (1867), 227

Eobanus Hessius, 172
Cooper, William (? 1661), 367

Epaminondas, 179
Cope, Anthony (1551), 433, 446

Epictetus, 304

), 11

« PreviousContinue »