An Exposition of the Old and New Testament Volume 3

An Exposition of the Old and New Testament Volume 3

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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. 1838-01-01 edition. Excerpt: ...own people had defiled it by their sins, and therefore God suffered their enemies to defile it by their insolence. 2. Against persons, against the bodies of God's people; further their malice could not reach. (1.) They were prodigal of their blood, and killed them without mercy; their eye did not spare, nor did they give any quarter; (v. 3.) Their blood have they xhed like vjater, wherever they met with them, round about Jerusalem, in all the avenues to the city; whoever went out, or came in, was waited for of the sword. Abundance of human blood was shed, so that the channels of water ran with blood. And they shed it with no more reluctancy or regret than if they had spilt so much water, little thinking that every drop of it will be reckoned for in the day when God shall make inquisition for blood. (2.) They were abusive to their dead bodies; when they had killed them, they would let none bury them. Nay, those that were buried, even the dead bodies of God's servants, the Jlesh of his saints, whose names and memories they had a particular spite at, they digged up again, and gave them to be meat to the fowls of the heaven, and to the beasts of the earth; or, at least, they left those so exposed, whom they slew, they hung them in chains, which was in a particular manner grievous to the Jews to see, because God had given them an express law against this, as a barbarous thing, Deut. xxi. 23. This inhuman usage of Christ's witnesse s foretold; (Rev. xi. 9.) and thus even the dead bodies were witnesses against theirpersecutors. This is mentioned, (says Austin, De Cixitate Dei, lib. 1. cap. 12.) not as an instance of the misery of the persecuted, (for the bodies of the saints shall rise in glory, however they became meat to the birds and the...
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  • Paperback | 1010 pages
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536673
  • 9781236536679