The Apocryphal Books; Esdras to Maccabees

The Apocryphal Books; Esdras to Maccabees : The Old Testament According to the Authorized Version, with a Brief Commentary by Various Authors

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...26. 10-12. "As a ship traversing the surging tide leaves no track or " furrow made by the keel in the waves; as the bird flying through the " air, divides the breeze and makes a momentary noise and disturbance " by the beating of its wings, but is followed by rest and silence, so that "no trace of its flight can be found; or as the arrow shot at a mark "divides the air, but the air immediately returns to itself, so that the "path of the missile caiiiiot be known;" so shall earthly pomp pas! " For the hope of the ungodly man is like the fine bloom of the plant " that floats on the breeze, or like the thin hoar frost that is dissolved " and driven away by the gust of wind, or like the smoke that is d_1S" persed in the air; for it is gone like the memory of a wayfarer who tarries " for a night." See J er. xiv. 8, where the Wayfarer is the mere stranger, who is indifferent to the welfare of the country in which he BOJOIITBB; who leaves and forgets it, and is himself forgotten. Tlie_(__tl1B1' metaphors are taken from Ps. i. 4; xviii. 42; xxxvii. 20; lxvnl. 2 See also xvi. 29. away and be forgotten, and the place thereof shall know it no more (Job xx. 4, 5, 8, 9. Ps. ciii. 15, 16, 1 John ii. 17.). ' 13. " S0 wc, when we were born, wasted our days in vanity, and left " no memorial of virtue behind us; but our life was consuined_ 111 "wickedness." Such is the life that is wasted in labours that yield no fruit to God (Ps. lxxviii. 33.). The monuments which the wicked leave behind them to perpetuate their fame, are no memorials of virtue, but rather ofvaiuglory and selfishness. Such was the wealth which the tyrant Herod spent upon...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236974387
  • 9781236974389
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