Elijah the Tishbite. Transl

Elijah the Tishbite. Transl

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt-sacrifice upon thine altar." "Ye are bought with a price," says the apostle, "therefore, be ye not the servants of men." The severe acousations with which, in the name of Jehovah, the prophet surprised the king of Israel in the vineyard of Naboth, must have overwhelmed this evildoer in proportion to the terrific threats by which they were accompanied. "Behold," he was told first, "in the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth, shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine!" Dreadful denunciation!--and it was fulfilled word for word. For a short time after, Ahab, out of sheer rapacity, declared war against the Syrians, contrary to the express command of the Lord, and in spite of the warning of the prophet Micaiah, who said to him, significantly, "If thou return at all in peace, the Lord hath not spoken by me. Hearken, O people, every one of you!" And he returned not. Immediately, in the first battle, he was slain by the hand of the incensed God. "A certain man," we are told, "drew his bow at a venture: " thus it was the hand of God that directed the arrow, "and the arrow penetrated his impious heart between the joints of the harness. Wherefore he said to the driver of his chariot, 'Turn thine hand and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.' And it was done accordingly. And the king died at even, and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot; and his body was brought to Samaria, and buried there. And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria, aud the dogs licked up his blood." Thus judgeth God! Have mercy on us, O Jesus! The next curse of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597486
  • 9781236597489