NEW TESTAMENT STORIES.
BY THF AUTHOR OF
"SIMPLE BIBLE LESSONS FOR
DAVID BRVCE & 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
present century, this method of in-
structing 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.
JEBUS CHRIST was born in Bethlehem,
a city of Judaea. 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 a was a
On the night of His birth there
were shepherds in the fields watch-
ing their "A ., 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 A and they
THE STAR IN THE EAST.
FAR in the East there were certain
wise men who noticed in the sky a
ii t ....r. W -pta il ; i..t'. lt I.- sit I,
n...,ing j. 1 Ii II.
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 him, ar.d 'i -
and gave him presents of d
and 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 to go back to
Jerusalem, and an ; told Joseph
to take Mary and the child and flee.
He placed them on his
and brought -I....
after a long journey, into the land of
' i,' '+"-hlll r.r i r.-y.
away, Herod, in his rage, sent his
soldiers to Bethlehem to
there, in the hope that reo
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 b 'A
at night, they went back to look for
Him, and at length found Him in the
talking to th old
both teaching rl.-:ru ir.rl i.,r":nr a
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 -" .t. and a voice
" This is
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
Him, s;,. '
gry, to- '.r- -"' .. '
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, saying that God
would take care that no evil would
befall Him. Once mnre
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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 -- -
with r Strange to tell,
the water was at once changed into
Ua ir..,j the guests all wondered,
for they had never tasted any so fine.
This was Jesus' first Miracle.
THE PALSIED MAN.
A MEETING 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 ..
He is palind, and has lost the use of
his limbs. They are too late, and
cannot get in where the Great
Healer is. But they are not to be
beaten. They carry their sick friend
to the roof of tt.e 1' break
it open, and, by means of ropes, let
him and Jesus was
so filled with
'- pity on seeing
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, which' .r ...j -
on a bill-top. .\ J..,- ,. i ,.
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
Qi_ : When 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
BEoiHon, a sower went forth to
me of the
I.- .. r i i, and the
S- 2-r flew down and ate
them all. Some f !I .. .
and. because there was too little
earth, the plant. when the
S rose. And some fell among
choked them, so that they yielded
no fruit. And other fell on good
ground, n I I I -, li ,
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
__GI rrhen they
started, and Jesus, feeling very tired,
but as the night grew dark the storm
began to rise. The wind blew loud,
a:. ri, -- ,.-r -- .o big
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
B e bade the wind
n~, I the sea be still,
and at once there
was a great calm.
THE WILD MAN.
No sooner had they
d..- I own upon them.
i- ted till he came
S- h.i i.j- asked him his
name. Then !Ie 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 of --i ._, and imme-
mndly down into the sea. After
this, those who knew the wild man
best were amazed to see him sitting
at the feet of 4
and in hisi I. I .
WHEN Jesus sent out His disciples
to preach the gospel, He said they
were to take nothing with them but
a ; nno for scraps; no
^ ; no money in their /
but they were to be shod with
r.i1 .y 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 the!.
as a testimony against them.
DEATH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST.
HEROI) 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
I ... ij .-dias daughter, came in
I beforee all these mei.
,,_ __ et
Herod was so pleased with her capprm
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 r ~i~
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
f s and two es were to
be had, He made the crowd sit
down on '*l,-'Afk I ., -, only
did they all get enough to eat, but
fifty-two 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-
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 th
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 S B, t 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 His i
saying, Lord, if Thou hadst been
here, my brother had not died."
Jesus wept; but gave her comfort,
and, being taken
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f.-rtia ui trn
THE QOOD 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 .
by the roadside. After a while,
another i: that way, but
he took no notice of the wounded
man. Presently a
passed by, but he hl -. !i. to
the poor man. Then came a Sama-
ritan-one who hated all Jews; but,
seeing the man lying in pain, he got
off his and took oil and wine
and A When the Jew
had at a little better,
he was gently lifted from the ground
and set on the taken to
an inn, and carefully watched till he
was well, at the expense of this
THE LOST SHEEP.
A jb I -- -: V
one evening put his flock in
when he found
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 suoeeded in
Taking it V"
very tende: -
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,
where he spent his money in having
\ r r 1, r r, his money was
all gone, he asked the loan of some
from the friends to whom he had
beenkiLtJ, I .1 tI..:
Hewai ... .I rr -
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 he 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
fattedlt to be killed in honour
of his return.
JESUS BLESSING LITTLE
THE mothers brought their
But i ipig ? r:-!.l thIb to go
-"' and not disturb the
Master; but He took
them in His and blessed
them, say- /'T ing, Suffer
the little 3 children to
come unto M- ... .-. such is the
kingdom of Heaven.
TeIs 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 be cured of his blindness.
So when he heard the sound of many
steps, he crying,
"Jesus, thou Son of
David, hav mercy on
me." Some in the crowd told him
to be quiet, but he cried still louder,
and the kind rjI-.j L. 1.
His side, anc hl
to Jesus, wh(c. .
He heard what the blind man desired,
op.:ed..l ~i 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. Zaccheus 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 among -b.
and waited till Jesb. l
should pass below. Just as the
crowd came beneath the tree, Jesus
stood still and the crowd with Him.
He and called
I, to Zaceheus
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for He meant that day to dine at
hi-l.. f 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
Sand taking a t.ox) of
j.,precious oil (ointment),
poured it upon the ,41 and on
the of 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 young 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 they
went, pulled down great and
flung their clothes on the path before
Him. The crowds on the
2i' l ir -
running out to
meet Him, filling the air with loud
hosannas. Jesus, when He reached
the city, entered, tr.i ri- Ti
drove out of it i!..- --- i"- m,-.
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 .. J'aITC, 1"1.1 J then set
*,r .'.r i hl e ., r.:.thehouse
Sr i' ,\ frei the marriage
the whole company returned with
music, playing jI.i-C~ blazing,
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
a trimmed and ready, but the
other five had not enough of oil.
They had long to wait, so they lay
down t... j A- last they
were LAeu.. I unl c.f
and tlU., fl t VA,.i
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-. tb- ir..,,:-. ir --. -11
passed, and lth: I ~r :r r..,r
Tl,. f... ;h "- ;rI i .,..:, l i ,:
--.. -e l-li
SAYINGS OF OUR LOR).
CONSIDER the <
how they grow:
they toil not /
neither do they ...,\
and yet I sa; u..r rl.
kM all his glory
S as not arrayed
like one of
thew vi. 28,
of the air have
but the Son of
to lay his
I am th. ir., '
and my Father is '
that beareth not -
He taketh away; and
every branch that beareth fruit He
t that it may bring
forth more fruit.
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 less..u Ca ,
'Then He and they left Jerusalem
in the moonlight, passed down the
hill, .over the brook Kedron, and
into tt'.1 3r ftethse-
mane, where after hours of terrible
agony He was discovered by the
I I I ,I
bani Mled by 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
* and scourged, He was
condemned to be crucified. He was
made 'r.. tL....gh the streets
of th.: t : 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 Arimatbea. For fear
the disciples might steal away the
body, and say Jesus had risen again,
Pilate let them 1, I .
went out of the city t. .
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-"* --- -- *.-II f of our
Sunday, an earthquake took place,
The soldiers fled in fright to Jeru-
salem, and told what they had seen.
Then the Pharisee: v
bidding them say
that the discipi s
had taken away tte 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
He was the gardener, but when Fe
turned and looked, and said the
one word Mary !" she fell
crying Rabboni," my MIr
ter. Later in the day, when two
were walking out from
i Jerusalem towards
the village of Em- '
maus, they were joined ".
but they did not know Him till
they saw Him bless and break the
bread at supper, when He vanished
out of their sight. In the evening the
disciples were sitting together, the
doors being locked, when suddenly
"... '_. ..'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
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 when they 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 wer-. -
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
K- lr:?o ,D i up [ th- l.:-.,l t ..1 ,'"-lit.?,
to a quiet place among the hills.
There He stretched forth his bands
to bless them, and then He
anc .:I1h i rse.:.. .I Hih .. :..4r :
THE LAME MAN.
PETER and John were one afternoon
going up to I ''-ij
to pray. When t'i.i i- ri, .
P." .-tiful, they saw a poor.
aiYilji Lrj*.: 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 Z upon him said, In the
name of Jesus of Nazareth stand up
and walk." The lame man at once
stood up, and was so i;]d L. feel
all right again that he and
with delight, ..-,.i the
p. -..p- 'ere 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 money at his Now
God had told Peter --A-A 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
- and some young men
were called in who
to his burial. Shortly --
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 t 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 .,r ,.
by the city U ,
laid their clothes at the feet of a
young man named Saul, and
For this reason. Stephen is called
the First Martyr.
THIS was the name of a kind lady
who lived in a town caled Joppa,
which was by the
Her name meant a a crea-
ture with soft beautiful -
She was very kind to the poor, and
made them warm 'j,
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 a:,1
and through itr.-
power of Jesus' name was able to
bring her back to life again.
HEROD AND THE APOSTLES.
HEROD, the t 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 g
for him. In the prison he was
chained to 'j- t&T
so that he --j
stir without awaking them. Sud-
denly rr .... before him.
He r, t.:.l1 to cast his
coat 4..-...r ha, iC... to put on his
8 and, without waking
the soldiers, he passed out of prison,
the ,.-r-,t S .-. I ..rig of itself
to tr L. i. 'j ... l ie 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
the& >_ \and when he was
old enough he was taught
thetrade of J 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
el -. t -* 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 ?" He knewit was
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 a pir '
there an : ,. .ri ,1 p. .. j
-il IB -, and unfastened the
4 5 s of the prisoners)-to
Athens, where he saw the
and the to an unknown
After Paul'sreturn to Jerusalem, he
was one day in -r-
when wicked Jews_ Ii11 0i M'
set upon him, and -
would have torn him to pieces had
not a V of the Roman guard
pr vented them, and put
poor Pail to r r
were irrl -rt, i.,
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 .h. Emperor of
Rome, from iLomn he hoped
After deciding to go to Rome,
the in which Paul
saued as a prisoner
had a very roui. .
being -r ir:. .*.
hither and thither in Adria. To
make the ship lighter they heaved
over :, tt. which it was
laden .I -*r.. 1 rk night the
sailors heard the sound of breakers,
and on casting the f/," they
found the water becoming shallower.
So they pitched out four a 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
andwas lavine them on th-
1 .I i'n.., II,..
barbarians were frightened to see
hanging on :-! ., 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
The poison of a
is under their lps;
Who. E is full of
( c I rt. iL. t.tierness;
ROMANS XIV. 21.
IT is good neither to eat
or to drink
nor anything whereby thy brother
stumbleth, or is offended, or is made
1 CORINTHIANS II. 9.
ba_ 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.
and he tist .
are one; ~i.: -: r ., h il re e. ir
his own reward according to his
1 CORINTHIANS IX. 24
KNow ye not that they which run
rinm ll: t' l' rr- t the
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 -- : I~ u.not say unto
the t-- f .'.. need of thee.
Nor t,.. cannot say
uno -: i bTi n need
1 CORINTHIANS XV. 55.
O 9'"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 I
A night and a day have I been in the
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EPHESIANS VI. 14-17.
STAND, therefore, having your loins
girt about with Truth, and having
on the J .tt teousness,
and yor _el j shod with
the preparation of the Gospel of
Peace. Above all, taking the ,
of Faith, wherewith ye shall be able
to quench the fiery A- -. I" of 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 I' and with the
God, and the
in Christ shall
r,.- first. Then
S- r. [I, ,r. .. r. 1 ~'emain shall
be caught up together with them
in the to meet
the Lord .n rr vnr, .ad 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
- though they are so
great are fierce winds,
yet they are turned about with a
whithersoever the listeth."
-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, it Peter
says that like ruey
have returned ri tir .-.it, nd
like -' their wallow-
ing in the mire.-2 Peter ii. 22.
THIS writer tell rnf the
which '.t-t u.:. th- -! tjir .Late,
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-
alem and he writes thus about it :
h i ... .,. .:,t t .. r.er
o' i 1 ,:, ..'...h : .. 5t
for the glory of the Lord did lighten
it, Ll I .. ,I. is the
Light r t
t 'IL and Me
GENESIS 1, 2, .,
And the earth was without form and
void, and darkness was upon the
face of the deep; and the
of God moved upon the
I -= -o -o .. ""-s -
of God more pon the salers.
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Waar in door verfcheide afbeeldingen
een meenigte van Bybelfche
fpreuken verklaart werden.
Tot vermaak der Jeugd. en omr te-leeren elken
2aak nuaukeurig af te fchetzen, en by haar
regte naam te noemen, ook de fpreu-
ken der H. Schrift by na zonder
moeite in de geheugenis
Uit de Hogdtfcbe in dcHoUaml be taal overgeft.
By GEa RIT BoUMA n Boebverkooper in
de St. Luciefeeg, in de SegryneBybel. 1736.
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LUKE III. 9. 71
And now also the A is laid
unto the root of the trees every
S therefore which
bringeth not forth good
cast into le '-
Ai l roe also the axe is laid unto ihe root of
\ i every tree therfrefe which brinaeth
,,jt l.t.l good fruit is lacwn down, and cast into
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