Contemplations on the Historical Passages of the Old and New Testaments, Volume 2

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Blackie and son; [etc., etc. ], 1835
 

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Page 311 - And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
Page 308 - And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.
Page 233 - For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Page 350 - And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
Page 56 - To-morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.' " Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, " Behold, if the Lord would make windows in heaven, might this thing be ? " And he said, " Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.
Page 2 - Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
Page 127 - For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way : because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.
Page 164 - Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request: For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.
Page 423 - They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.
Page 57 - Then they said one to another, We do not well : this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace...

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