(a) over the universe at large,

(b) over the physical world,

(c) over the brute creation,

(d) over the affairs of nations,

(e) over man?s birth and lot in life,

(f) over the outward successes and failures of men?s lives,

(g) over things seemingly accidental or insignificant,

(h) in the protection of the righteous,

(i) in the supply of the wants of God?s people, (j) in the arrangement of answers to prayer and (k) in the exposure and punishment of the wicked.

<19A319> Psalm 103:19 ? ?his kingdom ruleth over all?; Dan. 4:35 ? ?doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth?; <490111>Ephesians 1:11 ? ?worketh all things after the counsel of his will.? <183705> Job 37:5, 10 ? ?God thundereth? By the breath of God ice is given?; <19A414>Psalm 104:14 ? ?causeth the grass to grow for the cattle; 125:6, 7 ? ?Whatsoever Jehovah pleased, that hath he done, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps? vapor? lightning? wind?; <400545> Matthew 5:45 ? ?maketh his sun to rise? sendeth rain?; <19A416>Psalm 104:16 ? ?The trees of Jehovah are filled? = are planted and tended by God as carefully as those which come under human cultivation; cf.

<400630> Matthew 6:30 ? ?if God so clothe the grass of the field.?

<19A421> Psalm 104:21, 23 ? ?young lions roar? seek their food from God? that thou givest them they gather?; Matthew 6:26 ? ?birds of the heaven? your heavenly Father feedeth them?; 10:29 ? ? two sparrows? not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father.?

<181223> Job 12:23 ? ?He increaseth the nations, and he destroyeth them: He enlargeth the nations, and he leadeth them captive; <192223>Psalm 22:23 ? ?the kingdom is Jehovah?s; And he is the ruler over the nations?; 66:7 ? ?He ruleth by his might forever; His eyes observe the nations??; <441726>Acts 17:26 ? ?made of one every nation of men to dwell on all the face earth, having determined their appointed seasons, and the bounds of their habitation? (instance Palestine, Greece, England.)

<091601> 1 Samuel 16:1 ? ?fill thy horn with oil, and go: I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite; for I have provided me a king among his sons?;

<19D916> Psalm 139:16 ? ?Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance, And in thy book were all my members written?; <234505>Isaiah 45:5 ? ?I will gird

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