The Great Texts of the Bible; Job to Psalm XXIII Volume 3

The Great Texts of the Bible; Job to Psalm XXIII 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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ..." If there were anything in this world sadly and unwillingly to be left, it were the reading of the Scriptures. I said, 'I shall not see the Lord, even the Lord, in the land of the living.' But this need not make us sad, for where we go, the Lamb is the Book of Scripture, and the light of that city; and where He is, there is life, even the river of the water of life, and living springs." A Wealthy Estate. "The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup." 1. The two words which are translated in our version " portion" and "inheritance" are substantially synonymous. The latter of them is used continually in reference to the share of each individual, or family, or tribe in the partition of the land of Canaan. There is a distinct allusion, therefore, to that partition in the language of our text; and the two expressions, part or "portion," and "inheritance," are substantially identical, and really mean just the same as if the single expression had stood: "The Lord is my portion." Tf The "portion of my cup" is a somewhat strange expression. It is found in one of the other Psalms, with the meaning " fortune," or "destiny," or "sum of circumstances which make up a man's life." There may be, of course, an allusion to the metaphor of a feast here, and God may be set forth as "the portion of my cup," in the sense of being the refreshment and sustenance of a man's soul. But more probably there is merely a prolongation of the earlier metaphor, and the same thought as is contained in the figure of the "inheritance" is expressed here (as in common con1 T. K. Cheyne, in The Expositor, 3rd Ser., x. 210. versation it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543750
  • 9781236543752