The Bible for Young People, by H. Oort and I. Hooykaas, with the Assistance of A. Kuenen

The Bible for Young People, by H. Oort and I. Hooykaas, with the Assistance of A. Kuenen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...scourging to be administered to them, after which they were thrown into prison, with special orders to the jailer to keep them securely. Accordingly they were locked in the inmost dungeon, with their feet in the stocks.--So far from being terrified, Paul and Silas only rejoiced that they were thought worthy to suffer in the good cause; and they offered up their prayers and made the prison ring with their songs of praise, so that all the other prisoners listened. And so the hour of midnight came. Then suddenly the foundations of the prison shook with a mighty earthquake, while all the doors flew open of themselves, and all the fetters dropped from the prisoners' limbs. The jailer waked, and, when he saw the doors wide open, thinking that all the prisoners had escaped, and knowing that he was responsible for their safe custody, he drew his sword in despair and was going to kill himself. But Paul cried out, "Do yourself no violence, for we are all here!" Then the jailer called for a light, rushed in. and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas, whom he now recognised as messengers of God. He brought them out of the prison, and said, "Masters! what must I do to be saved?" They told him he must believe in the Christ, preached the gospel to him and his household, and baptised them that same night. He on his side washed and mollified the wounds they had received from the scourges, took them with him to his own house and set food before them, rejoicing greatly that he and all his household had learned to believe in God.--In the morning the magistrates sent the lictors to dismiss the two preachers; and the jailer told them that they could go in peace.. But Paul would not accept this message. They had been publicly maltreated and...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655265
  • 9781236655264