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OLD TESTAMENT STORIES.
BY THE AUTHOR OF
"SIMPLE BIBLE LESSONS FOR
DAVID BRYCE & SON,
JUDGING by the number of versions
and editions of Hieroglyphic Bibles
issued (chiefly in chap-book form)
during the first thirty years of the
I --.. .i century, this method of in-
r .. .n_ the young in Scriptural
knowledge was widely appreciated.
Those books have, however, prac-
tically gone out of vogue long since,
though one or two of them, in
improved forms, were reproduced
within comparatively recent years.
For the most part, the woodcuts, or
"hieroglyphs," in place of certain
words, were of a rude (and sometimes
even ludicrous) description, while
the plan of presenting only detached
passages could have conveyed but
a fragmentary kind of instruction.
The present work, as may be seen
at a glance, is largely formed on a
very different plan: the youthful
reader has here, in simple language,
a series of the more notable and
striking scenes and narratives in
the Scriptures, with a modified
form of the old "hieroglyphs,"
produced in a style of colour-
printing which it is hoped will
prove attractive to many little
ones. The design of this book is,
in brief, to foster in their opening
minds a love for the writings of
the sacred historians, prophets, and
apostles of old, and, above all, the
teachings of Him "who spake as
never man spake."
At the end of this volume will be
found four reduced facsimile pages
of older books of this description.
THE BIRTH OF CHRIST.
JESUS CHRIST was born in Bethlehem,
a city of Judsea. Mary, and Joseph
her husband, belonged to Nazareth,
but had come to Bethlehem to be
taxed. The inn was full, and the
baby's first was a Am!
On the night of His birth there
were shepherds in the fields watch-
ing their when
suddenly they saw
who told them
about the birth of .
the Holy Child, '-.. .
and sang a song-
" Glory to God in the highest, and on
earth peace, good will toward men."
The shepherds went to the inn, and
there they found Him seated on
His mother's and they
THE STAR IN THE EAST.
FAn in the East there were certain
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having found out that it would lead
them to the birthplace of a great
King. When they came to Jerusalem
they went to King Herod, and asked
where the new-born Prince was.
But he did not know, and asked
them to come back and tell him
when they found out. Following
the star, they came to Bethlehem,
and there, in the stable, they saw
Jesus. They were very happy to
find Liu, a.. l a1 1 .
and gave him presents of reB
and (e full of frankincense and
THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT.
HEROD, the King, would have killed
the child Jesus if he had known
where to find Him; but God warned
the wise men not t2 go back to
Jerusalem, and an .:.
to take Mary and the child and flee.
He placed them on hi?
and brought ti......
after a loug journey, into the land of
away, Herod, in his rage, sent his
soldiers to Bethlehem to 'r
there, in the hope that r,:e
he might thus kill Jesus.
But he was disappointed. After
Herod's death, Joseph and his family
went back to Nazareth, where he
continued his old trade as a
THE YOUNG CHILD AND THE
THE young Jesus grew in years and
in wisdom, being loved both by God
and man. At the age of twelve
He was taken by his parents to
at the Passover
days spent in the
Holy City, Joseph and Mary went
away, thinking Jesus would be with
some of His relations in the com-
pany going home to Nazareth. Not
finding Him in their A A..
at night, they went back to look for
Him, and at length found Him in the
S' talking to the "old
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both teaching rit ,- r ,,,. ri
questions. Mary and Joseph won-
dered to see the boy so wise.
THE THREE TEMPTATIONS.
WHEN Jesus was baptized by John
the Baptist in the River Jordan, the
Spirit of God flew down from Heaven
in the form of a "- ,, and a voice
" This is
loved Son, '- .--
I am well
Immediately afterwards Jesus was
led into the wilderness to be tempted
(tried). For forty days he wandered
here without food, and then
and ,*--- 1
Him, ,,,: .
He was r.u l .
gry, to "''-^ .
the s- .- ..-: '
into bread. But Jesus told the
tempter that man does not live by
bread alone. Then Satan took Him
to a of the Temple, which was
so very high that it made one giddy
to look down. He asked Jesus to
throw Himself down, sayingthat God
would take care that no evil would
befall Him. Once more
-Je, IJ Tref. ,eed. q8 God
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THE MARRIAGE AT CANA.
JEsus, His mother, and His friends,
were asked to a wedding in Cana.
The marriage party had had a merry
time, but towards the end the juice
of the which they had been
drinking ran done. Jesus' mother
told Him this, and He told the
servants to fill the i
with ..r Strange totell,
the water was at once changed into
iJ r l [ L I l. 1
for they had never tasted any so fine.
This was Jesus' first Miracle.
THE PALSIED MAN.
A MEETINO was held in Capernaum
at which Jesus was present. The
room was so full of people that it
could hold no more. At a little
distance outside, four friends were
seen carry ,r.,
He is palsied, and has lost the use of
his limbs. They are too late, and
cannot got in where the Great
Healer is. But they are not to be
beaten. They carry their sick friend
to the roof o!0i i .hieak
it open, and, by means of ropes, let
him and Jesus was
S o filled with
I I pity on seeing
l how anxious
they were for
their friend that He healed him
then and there.
THE WIDOW OF NAIN.
ONE morning Jesus and His disciples
took a long walk, in course of which
they came to the pretty .
of Nain, L.. ; t ...
on a hill-r-. r ..r,. H
friends drew nigh, they met a
It was that of a widow's only son,
and she was moaning with sorrow
as she followed his body to the
0 ben Jesus came up
to her, and heard what was the
matter, He spoke cheerily to her,
bade those who carried the
to set it down. Then He drew near
and said, Young man, I say unto
thee, Arise!" And he who had
BEHOLD, a sower went forth to
Some of the
.-i i' ..*..... r -.,,1. and the
4 f ~ flew down and ate
them all. Some fell amonq
and, because there was too little
earth, the plr: t 'hen the
S'rose. And some fell among
Grew up and
choked them, so that they yielded
no fruit. And other fell on good
ground 1, .1.J -
AFTER a hard day's work, Jesus went
on board a boat with His disciples,
meaning to sail to the other side of
the Sea of Galilee. The sea was
,... w-Lri -when they
started, and Jesus, feeling very tired,
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began to rise. The Wind blew louA,
and rr- ,re.w sobig
that the disciples were frightened
lest the boat would be wrecked.
So they woke the sleeping Jesus,
crying, Lord, save us! we perish !"
The Master rebuked their want of
trust in Him, and standing up in the
He bade the wind
., I the sea be still,
~a at once there
was a great calm.
THE WILD MAN.
No sooner had they
I: II J i i, ar ? r L.t-i.
*- I t' i ii-'..- own upon them.
S :, -viited till he came
-'_--- '-,L. i asked him his
name. Then He found out that he
was possessed with many evil spirits,
who trembled when they knew
Jesus was near. He commanded
the wicked spirits to come out of
the man, and allowed them to enter
a herd -f -- -, nd iimme-
1 l'- r-y ushed
madly down into the sea. After
this, those who knew the wild man
best were amazed to see him sitting
at the feet ...! .
and in his r l.r ,
WHEN Jesus sent out His disciples
to preach the gospel,. He said they
were to take nothing with them but
a ; no for scraps; no
",; no money in their
but they were to be shod with
:.l they were not
to put on two .s They were
to stay in the house into which they
first entered; but if any refused to
receive them, the disciples were to
shake the dust off th-., J
as a testimony against them.
DEATH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST.
9 HERon had married Herodias,
his brothel's wife. For doing this
wicked thing, he was blamed by
John, which caused Herodias to hate
the Baptist, and she got Herod to
cast him into prison. On the occa-
sion of the King' birthday, he gave
a large party to his nobles, and
SI.. r idias' daughter, came in
.1 r before all these men.
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Herod was so pleased with her capers
that he swore he would give her
anything she chose to ask. Run-
ning to her mother to consult her,
Herodias told her to ask for the head
of John the Baptist to be brought in
a charger ; and Herod, although he
would fain have refused, ordered
the horrid thing ~-i ~. 7- '
to be done, and so
JESUS WALKING ON THE SEA.
JEsus performed a great miracle
near the Sea of Galilee. Five
thousand people had come a long
way to hear Him, and were tired
and hungry., Jesus took pity
on them, and although only five
t s and two s es were to
be had, He made the crowd sit
down on rL i i.'i '... only
did they all 'get enough to eat, but
fifty-two sa were filled with the
fragments. Then He sent them all
away, and told His disciples to take -
the boat and sail home. When they
were gone, He went up a mountain to
While He was thus en-
w aged a fierce wind began
to blow, and, looking down, He saw
no progress_ .
through the stormy sea. He came
down from the mountain, and then
the disciples were frightened to see
a figure walking on t-t.
but a voice came to
them, saying, It is I, be not afraid."
And when Jesus reached them, the
sea became calm.
A LITTLE family lived at Bethany-
Mary, Martha, and their brother
Lazarus. Jesus was very fond of
them all. When He had been away
from them for some time, there came
a message, saying, He whom Thou
lovest -I ilut Jesus
did not go at once to
Bethany, and at last He told His
disciples that Lazarus was dead.
Then He went, and when He came
near the place Martha met Him, and
Mary, who fell at Hi i
saying, Lord, if Thou hadst been
here, my brother had not died."
Jesus wept; but gave her comfort,
end hbin kn -tkn
t ^.. t tinr... -1.
THE ROOD SAMARITAN.
A JEW was travelling on business
between Jerusalem and Jericho,
when he was set upon by robbers,
and by them left naked and
wounded and i l. v i
by the roadside. After a while,
another came that way, but
he took no notice of the wounded
man. Presently a .
passed by, but he adj e- i l*. to
the poor man. Then came a Bama-
ritan-one who hated all Jews; but,
seeing the man lying in pain, he got
off his and took oil and wine
and When the Jew
had ~~)' a little better,
he was gently lifted from the ground
and set on the 40 taken to
an inn, and carefully watched till he
was well, at the expense of this
THE LOST SHEEP.
one evening put his flock in
when he found
~I, that instead of
Having one hun-
dred, as he should have had, he had
only ninety-nine. He at once set
out on a long search for the missing
one, and sueeeded in
Taking it up
verytend riv. -?'--
he carried it home on his
rejoicing that he had
THE PRODIGAL SON.
A RICH man had two sons, the
younger one of whom wished to live
away from his father's house. So he
asked for his share of the money,
and off he went to a far distant city,
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fr ; | r rib ,
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all gone, he asked the loan of some
from the friends to whom he had
ing. No one would give him work
to do, until at last he was allowed to
take charge of some
and even then he felt so hungry
he could have eaten the swine's
meat. Then he thought of his
father's nice house, and said to
himself lie would go back, ask his
father's pardon, and beg to be made
a servant. He went; his father met
him with open caused new
clothes to be got for him, and the
fattedf to be killed in honour
of his return
JESUS BLESSING LITTLE
THE mothers brought their
tI. -" Jesus.
But the .ii eipi-'" r.:.-!.j th.:n to go
and not disturb the
Master; but He took
them in His and blessed
them, say- / 'ing, Suffer
the little children to
come unto M-. such is the
kingdom of Heaven.
THns was a poor who used
to beg in the streets of
Jericho. He knew that Jesus, the
great Healer, was to pass, and was
eager to he cured of his blindness.
So when he heard the sound of many
steps, he trying,
"Jesus, thou / Son of
David, havt / = mercy on
me." Some in the crowd told him
to be quiet, but he cried still louder,
and the kind eall d him to
His side, anc I i~
to Jesus, whc. whL1.
He heard what the blind man desired,
ot.p-u-- ti r.: so he praised God
for working this miracle.
THis was the name of a rich little
Jew who was called a Publican,
because he gathered the Roman
taxes; and for this reason he and
all like him were hated by the rest
of the Jews. Zaceheus had heard
that Jesus was about to pass along
the streets of Jericho, and being
anxious to get a good view of
Him, he ran on before the crowd,
climbed a sycamore and
here he sat a.rn,. i : ti "
and waited till i -.... -
should pass below. Just as the
crowd came beneath the tree, Jesus
stood still and the crowd with Him.
1 and called
for He meant that day to dine at
hi q ii I The little Jew came
down quickly, was delighted that
Jesus should honour him so, and
afterwards became a changed man.
MARY ANOINTS JESUS.
A FeW days before His death, Jesus
was in Bethany, and was invited
at which Lazarus, who had been
raised from the dead, was present,
and Mary his sister. This woman,
who loved Jesus, rose from the
,and taking t. b. ox) of
"I .- Jprecious oil (ointment),
poured it upon the 4 and on
ltale r. Jesus, and wiped them
with her long, beautiful
Instantly the room was
filled with a delicious perfume, for
the oil had cost 10 of our money.
Judas, who carried the disciples'
money & was grieved that so
much had been wasted," but Jesus
praised Mary for her loving deed.
JESUS' ENTRY INTO JERU-
JEsus had been sleeping at Bethany,
and as He was now to make His
public entry into Jerusalem, He
sent two of His disciples to bring
Him a youngL upon which no
man had ever _. ridden. Upon
this Jesus mounted, and followed
by a crowd of people, He rode down
the Mount of Olives towards the
holy city. The men shouted hey
went, pulled down great and
flung their clothes on the path before
Him. The crowds on the
running out to
meet Him, filling the air with loud
hosannas. Jesus, when He reached
the city, entered rl,. t i .a
drove out of it i..:-_- -7 r.
were buying and selling things in
it, instead of using it as a house of
THE PARABLE OF THE TEN
IN Eastern lands, when there is to
be a wedding, the waited
till it then set
out with r"ls '. the house
of -Ir. .'Il the marriage
the whole -**r-op...- I I.i ,-l with
music, play.rf i.J .-' lazing,
and met the bridesmaids who, with
lighted lamps, went with them to
the bridegroom's house to share in
the wedding feast.
In this story ten bridesmaids were
asked. Five of them had their
4a s trimmed and ready, but the
other five had not enough of oil.
They had long to wait, so they lay
d..-7. 1.. dnj tk2 .A 1.st they
drew nigh. The five wise virgins
sprang to their feet and were ready,
each with her lamp burning; but
the five foolish ones had let their
lamps go out, and although they
asked the others for oil, they had
none to spare. While they were
seeking for m.:.r.:, fr .- l.cession had
passed, and tbi ".- were shut.
The foolish vireins were too late
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SAYINGS OF OUR LORD.
how they grow:
they toil not
neither do theyi.-
and yet I sa -
S all his glory
Sas not arrayed
like one of
thew vl. 28,
of the air have
but the Son of
to lay his
I am th, rr .
and my Father is
that 0 beareth not
He taketh away; and
rry- -.r~,iiL that beareth fruit He
L r';''. tthat it may bring
:...-tl, r...I ir.lit.
THE LAST SUPPER AND THE
IT was the Passover time in Jeru-
salem, and Jesus and His disciples
met together to hold their last
After supper, He
as a lesson r .J 1
in lowly M
Then He and they left Jerusalem
in the moonlight, passed down the
hill, over the brook Kedron, and.
into it tI thse-
mane, where after hours of terrible
agony He was discovered by the
b.nl :'d. ii--. 'i.. the
traitor disciple Judas, who betrayed.
his Master with a kiss.
JESUS CHRIST was tried before the-
great court of the Jews, before Herod,
and before Pilate the Roman gover-
nor of Judea. After being mocked,
spit upon, smitten, crowned with
s and scourged, He was
condemned to be crucified. He was
mac.. ., tIr.:.ugh the streets
of -.,. .. but He was
so weak and faint that it had to
be borne by another. He and two
thieves, who were to die at the same
time, were taken to Mount Calvary,
and there Jesus was
JESUs was buried in a new tomb
belonging to a rich man named
Joseph of Arimathea. For fear
the disciples might steal away the
body, and say Jesus had risen again,
Pilate let them L. r.
went out of the cit, r .. .I.,
t *,- --r=' '--c .
--" i/ -----morning of our
Sunday, an earthquake took place,
t', 7 ,i and ,
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The soldiers fled in flight to Jeru-
salem, and told what they had seen.
Then the Pharisec-
bidding them say
that the disciples'
had taken away the body while they
(the soldiers) were sleeping.
On the morning of the third
day after Christ's burial, Mary of
Magdala, who had come early to the
tomb, found it empty, and Jesus
S I" ung in the
He was the gardener, but when Fe
turned and looked, and n;.i the
one word Mary !" she fell
crying Rabboni," my M- s:
ter. Later in the day, when two
were walking out from
Jerusalem i. r 1
the village -*i E.j
maus, they were joine-i r,7i
but they did not know Him till
they saw Him bless and break the
bread at supper, when He vanished
out of their eight. In the evening the
disciples were sitting together, the
doors being locked, when suddenly
II I i
After these things, some of the
disciples went to Galilee, hoping to
see Jesus there, but getting tired of
waiting, Peter said they should try
their old trade of fishing. So they
l.r i ; -.'lir-1 tlii -
one night, but although they put
out their net again and again all
through the darkness, they caught
nothing. In the morning, they were
sitting, tired and disappointed, when
on the shore. He called out to them,
asking if they had caught anything;
and wheinthey said No," He told
them to cast their net on the right
side of the boat. They did so, and
immediately the net was filled with
fish, and they had to pull to the
they wei.. ...
able to -
In this way the disciples knew it
was Jesus who was on the shore.
Shortly after this, Jesus met His
disciples for the last time on
earth in Jerusalem. He led them
out of the city, down the
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to a quiet place among the hills.
There He stretched forth his hands
to bless them, and then He
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their sight. .
THE LAME MAN.
PEBER and John were one afternoon
going up to ;r.: I 1
to pray. Whet~ tt y rc.- i.bi th-
Beautiful, they saw a poor,
lame man being -
to the steps so that he might
\'. from the passers-by.
Neither Peter nor John had any
money to give him, but Peter fixing
his '- upon him said, In the
name of Jesus of Nazareth stand up
and walk." The lame man at once
stood up, and was so elad to feel
all right again that L- and
'- I. delight, and ll the
.. ;r., '.. astonished at so wonder-
ful a miracle.
ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA.
MANY good people when they came
to understand how much Jesus had
done for them, did their best to serve
Him by helping one another, selling
all they had, and sharing the money
with their poorer brethren. Ananias
and Sapphira, wishing to be thought
as generous as the rest, sold their pos-
sessions, but resolved to keep a por-
tion of money to themselves, while
they pretended they were giving it
all. Ananias first came to Peter, and
laid the moneyat his Now
God had told Peter that
Ananias was lying when he said he
was giving all he had. Peter there-
fore rebuked him for telling a lie to
God, and, almost at once, he fell down
Sand some young men
were called in who
to his burial. Shortly L .I---
after, Sapphira came in with the
same lying story, and she too fell
dead, and was carried out as her
husband had been.
STEPHEN was one of the first deacons
-men who were chosen to look after
the affairs of the He
preached about Jesus
where and when he could; but the-
Jews said he was guilty of blasphemy
when he spoke of Jesus as the Christ,
and they resolved to put him to
death. After a mock trial, they
dragged him .-i
by the city
laid their clothes at the feet of a
young man named Saul, and
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For rw: reason, Stephen is called
the Ftii1 Martyr.
THIS was the name of a kind lady
who lived in a town called Joppa,
which was by the
Her nime meant a a crea-
ture with soft beautiful .
She was very kind to the poor, and
made them warm
But one day she died, and the poor
mothers were sore distressed. Saint
Peter was staying near at the time,
and he was sent for. He went into
the room where Dorcas's body was,
knelt down ar, -
and through ttr-
power of Jesus' name was able to
bring her back to life again.
HEROD AND THE APOSTLES.
HEROD, the to please the
Jews, sought to kill the apostles.
He slew St. James with the
and caught Peter and put him in
prison, meaning to put him to death.
That night, a
number of goc.-
for him. In the prison he was
chained to /
so that he -
stir without awaking them. Sud-
denly t -t ... T before him.
He w.' I .- to cast his
coat at ..,r t-ir ,..1 to put on his
-'4 e'4 and, without waking
the soldiers, he passed out of prison,
the gr.'r 1j T .i..i ning of itself
to let :. .. j :.j.. He went to
the house of his friends, who re-
ceived him gladly.
THIS man was the son of a Jew
who lived in Tarsus, in Cilicia. As
a boy, he was early taught to know
theh \ and when he was
old enough he was taught
the trade of making. He was
afterwards sent to Jerusalem, where
he was taught to dislike the name
of Jesus. He took part in the ston-
ing of the first martyr, Stephen, and
went to Damascus to hunt down the
Christians. On his way thither a
pn shone down upon
him. He fell from his and
his eyes were blinded. A voice from
heaven said, Saul, Saul, why per-
secutest thou Me?" Heknewitwas
the voice of and ever after
became His faithful servant.
He became a great missionary
to the Gentiles, and took three
famous journeys to different parts
of the known world-to Philippi,
where he i -.
there an earthquake opened the
c.. JI '-, and unfastened the
4.~- Bs of the prisoners)-to
Athens, where he saw the
i tL- t... L r z..'.._...
After Paul'sretuin to Jerusalem, he
was one day in .-
when wicked Jews IlIIi"!
set upon him, and -
would have torn him to pieces had
not a of the Roman guard
pre\ vented them, and put
poor Pa.! r,.. t t ,
were wi.I -. ti
because they thought he had been
teaching the people to forsake the
law of Moses. Often they sought to
him, and when Paul saw
that he was not safe in Palestine, he
appealed to ti.- Emperor of
Rome, from t. .om he hoped
After deciding to go to Rome,
t,- ,.i -/ in which Paul
sailed as a prisoner
had a... .....
being i. -: -
hither -,1 rit --.. ih ir .
make Ir.~ -1,; 1.kter they heaved
over t'.: ~- which it was
laden '. *. 1 trk night the
sailors heard the sound of breakers,
and on casting the J( Od'they
found the water becoming shallower.
So they pitched out four a s to
keep her steady till morning. Then
Paul told them that the ship would
be lost, but all on board would be
saved, and so it happened.
While at Melita
of the island showed them no little
kindness. Paul gathered a
barbarians were frightened to see
hanging on L but he
shook it off into the fire and felt no
ROMANS III. 13.
PAUL, in this epistle, says of the
wicked, that their throat is an
Witt thitr Irv,-.v-[ th bV dc ucivd
The poison .
is bnr. r th. r ip, .
Whosre I 11 of
ROMANS XIV. 21.
IT is good neither to eat,
aor to drink
nor anything whereby thy brother
stumbleth, or is offended, or is made
1 CORINTHIANS II. 9.
hath not seen, nor
heard, neither hath it entered into
the of man, the things that
God hath prepared for them that
1 CORINTHIANS III. 8.
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and be r ,
are ..ui .t. r ,it-rj U. eI. h11-. rr .is.i
his own reward according to his
1 CORINTHIANS IX. 24
KNow ye not that th which run
-tti -" -
run all, b.it *-5e r eclctt the
Q so run, that ye may obtain.
1 CORINTHIANS XII. 21.
EVERY one is needed to do the work
which God has planned. Thus Paul
says --iL i cannot say unto
the 1 ti ,a e no need of thee.
Nor again, the cannot say
unt- th I bav n need
of y-, .
1 CORINTHIANS XV. 55.
O "where is thy sting?
where is thy victory? The sting of
death is sin.
2 CORINTHIANS\XI. 24.
ST. PAUL, telling of his sufferings,
says, Thrice was I beaten with
Thrice I suffered -_
A night and a day have I been in the
LI, [e T "' -
EPHESIANS VI. 14-17.
STAND, therefore, having your loins
girt about with Truth, and having
on th- .-i i., H teousness,
and ;- .. shod with
the preparation of the Gospel of
Peace. Above all, taking the -,
of Faith, wherewith ye shall be able
to quench the fiery f .'.' C the
wicked one. And take the
of salvation, and the of
the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
CONCERNING the last day, Paul
writes:-"The Lord Himself will
descend with a shout, with the
voice of the and with the
S of God, and the
) in Christ shall
rise first. Then
S r. ., .. ,ad remain shall
be caught up together with them
in the/' 'to meet
the Lore ,n ti...t ,, ind so shall we
be ever with the Lord.-1 Thess.
THIS was a boy who was very kind
to Paul when he was stoned at
Lystra. He was early taught to
having been instructed by his
He became a great favourite of the
Apostle, who wrote the two
named the 1st and 2nd Epistles to
SPEAKING of the. this Apostle
says that although it is a little
thing, it can do great good or harm.
"Behold," he says, "the great
*-L- _, though they are so
great art L fierce winds,
yet they are turned about with a
-James iii. 4.
THIS was a gentleman, from whom
a slave named Onesimus
He (Onesimus) went to Rome where
Paul then was, and became a
Christian. Paul wrote this
to Philemon, asking him to take
back Onesimus, and offering to pay
any which his master might
have lost by his flight. Philemon
himself had become a Christian
through Paul, and so the Apostle
hoped Onesimus would be received
IN telling of people who had once
been good, but who had returned to
their old wicked ways, St. Peter
says that like j i I t1. -
have returned h.il .'.T.ni, i j.
like -'. theirwallow-
ing in the mire.-2 Peter ii. 22.
I ii DE
which :li.,pt r.,t t!.-r r.r : r ,
but left their own habitation, and
which God hath reserved in ever-
lasting s under
*, _- unto the judgment of
the Great Day.-Jude i. 6.
REVELATION XXI. 23.
THE Apostle John, who wrote this
book, saw in a vision the heavenly
city, which he calls the New Jeru-
.-I tlj, IU i t,
for the glory of the Lord did lighten
it, .i .1l l.: ,.E is the
GesNEIS 1, t, 2
In the beginning- created
the i ILean e i
And the earth was without form and
void, and darkness was upon the
face of the deep; and the
of God moved upon the
In the beginning God crantel dLe IIlolvn and the
oerth. And the etlo was wnitlout forn and vold, lnd
datlme, wak upon the f-ao tlhe dnep: nd thl epirin
or God mov n upon the wtaer.
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S.. every tree therefore which brioeth
a ui trnli goodfmus iIs hewn down, and crst into
A th, dlre.
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