Literary Characteristics and Achievements of the Bible

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Poe & Hitchcock, 1863 - Bible - 368 pages

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Page 137 - And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests and we shall reign on the earth.
Page 69 - REMEMBER now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them...
Page 93 - Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Page 68 - What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it ? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes...
Page 80 - I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
Page 79 - And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth : so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
Page 75 - Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, and caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley ; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I answered, "O Lord God, thou knowest.
Page 84 - Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons and all deeps ; Fire and hail ; snow and vapor ; stormy wind fulfilling His word ; Mountains and all hills ; fruitful trees and all cedars ; Beasts and all cattle ; creeping things and flying fowl ; HARVEST SERVICE OR THANKSGIVING.
Page 115 - Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Page 122 - Ye mountains of Gilboa, Let there be no dew, neither let there be rain upon you, nor fields of offerings : For there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, The shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil.

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