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92 ページ - It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
21 ページ - They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; that made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
102 ページ - In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
75 ページ - FRET not thyself because of evil-doers, Neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.
101 ページ - Cease not then, O most Gracious King! to press the young nobility of your court to the eager pursuit of wisdom and learning in their youth, that they may attain to an honourable old age, and a blessed immortality.
70 ページ - Other innumerable methods of saving men being set aside, this was selected by Infinite Wisdom, namely, that, without any diminution of his divinity, he assumed also humanity, and in humanity procured so much good to men, that temporal death, though not due from him, was yet paid, to deliver them from eternal death, which was due from them. Such was the efficacy of that blood, that the devil who slew Christ by a temporary death, which was not due, cannot detain in eternal death any of those who are...
122 ページ - Such is their successful valour, that one of them will in battle put ten of ours to flight. Two or three will drive a troop of captive Christians through the country from sea to sea. Very often they seize the wives and daughters of our thanes, and cruelly violate them before the brave chieftains
50 ページ - For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
122 ページ - Cradle children are made slaves out of this nation, through an atrocious violation of the law for little stealings. The right of freedom is taken away: the rights of the servile are narrowed, and the right of charity is diminished. " Freemen may not govern themselves, nor go where they wish, nor possess their own as they like.