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TO A RIGHT UNDERSTANDING OF THE SACRED SCRIPTURES,
DESIGNED AS A
HARMONIZED AND CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED
IN A NEW TRANSLATION, ON THE BASIS OF
TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED
A BRIEF MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR
AND A COPIOUS
INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT.
BY JOHN SAMUEL THOMPSON,
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES ARE ABLE TO MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION,
THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS, PAUL,
UTICA, N. Y.
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, BY A. G. DAUBY.
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW-YORK-TO WIT:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the fifth day of January, in the fiftieth year of the Independence of he United States of America, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and twenty six, JOHN S. THOJIPSON, ofsajd District, hath deposited in this office, the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as pro
prietor, in the words following, to wit : “Thé Christian Gụide to a right understanding of the sacred Scriptures; Designed as a Select Commentary on the four Evangelists, harmonized and chronologically arranged in a new translation on the basis of Wakefield's Version : to which are prefixed a brief memoir of the author, and a copious introduction to the New Testament. By JOHN SAMUEL THOMPSON, Minister of the first Universalist society, Utica, N. Y. The Holy Scriptures are able to make thee wise unto Salvation, through faith in Christ Jesus.-Paul.
In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled, "Anact for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,” and also to an act entitled, “An Act, supplementary to an act, entitled, ' An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thert of to the arts of Designing, Engraving, and Etching historical and other prints.”
RICH'D R. LANSING,
TO THE MEMORY OF THE
REV. JOSEPH PRIESTLEY, L. L. D. F. R. S.
The most Philosophical Advocate of Pure Christianity, and the
Most Successful Opposer of its Corruptions;
REV. GILBERT WAKEFIELD, A. B.
REV. NATHANIEL LARDNER, D. D.
For the safety of the Christian Religion ;
AND OF THE
REV. THEO. LINSEY, & REV. THOMAS BELSHAM, Successively Ministers of Essex-st. Chapel, London; the brightest Examples of Disinterested Devotion to the Cause of Pure and Undefiled Religion, and the most Fearless and Candid Confessors of Truth, when most
Despised and Unpopular :
ALSO TO THE
REV. ABNER KNEELAND, OF NEW-YORK, AND
REV. HOSEA BALLOU, OF BOSTON ; For their indefatigable labours to reclaim Mankind to the Knowledge of the true God, as a Universal
and Unchangeable Father ;
AND ALSO, WITH GREAT CORDIALITY, TO
In fellowship with the Universalist Convention of the State of N. York;
Is most Respectfully Dedicated,
JOHN S. THOMPSON,