Hours with the Bible; Or, the Scriptures in the Light of Modern Discovery and Knowledge ... Volume . 5
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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...however, that, if you kill me, you bring innocent blood on yourselves, on your city, and on its citizens, for it is the very truth, that I have been sent by Jehovah, to speak in your ears every word I have uttered." The defence was triumphant, and it was, as it ought to have heen, successful. "This man," said the judges, "is not worthy to die, for he has only spoken to us in the name of Jehovah, our God." Amidst all their worldliness and venality, they for once recognized what was just. The fearless words of the prophet, moreover, may have awed them for the moment, as those of Paul did the corrupt Festus.14 Nor had he been without friends, for Ahikam, one of the court, stood by him throughout.16 He found support, also, where he might not have expected it. A number of the elders of the towns and villages of Judah came out from the crowd, and addressed the bench in his favor.16 "The prophet Micah of Moresheth," said they, "who prophesied in the days of Hezekiah, said to all the people of Judah--Thus saith Jehovah, 'Zion shall be ploughed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the Lord's house be turned into a wooded height.17 Did Hezekiah the king, and all Judah, put him to death? Did he not, rather, fear Jehovah, and pray to Him, so that He repented of the evil He had spoken against them; If we kill Jeremiah, we are committing what will bring great evil against our souls!' After such a defence, nothing remained but to dismiss the prophet at once, as innocent of all blame. But the danger he escaped had been real,18 for Urijah, his contemporary, a prophet, had already, as we have seen, been brought back, by Jehoiakim, from Egypt, and beheaded, for words exactly similar....
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