Illustrated Bible Biography

Illustrated Bible Biography

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...obstinate, and the people were numbered throughout the land. The guilt of the monarch was punished by a devouring pestilence, which threatened to extirpate the whole nation; but his penitence was accepted, and the progress of the destroying an el was stopped. On the very spot where the plague was stayed, David offered a so emn sacrifice, and there did his successor erect a magnificent temple to the lory of the G01) of Israel. When we read of these awful judgments fallin upon a w ole people for the wickedness of their rulers, we are apt to wonder, an some perhaps will be disposed to murmur at the rectitude of the proceeding, or to disbe ieve the fact as it is related. Butif we look to the histo of modern nations, though the writers may have omitted to notice the agencv of rlgrovidence in the events recorded by them, we shall often see evident proofs of this great truth, that ublic and crying enormities produce evils of the most destructive kind. The sin 0 David in numbering his people is stated as the cause of the pestilence, but it is not, therefore, to be inferred that the people themselves were innocent. Though his crime only is mentioned, we may justly conclude that the cup of national iniquity was so full as ti call for a iieav punishment. It is not uncommon in Scripture to represent the judgment which fa ls upon a guilty nation, as an act of justice inflicted upon it for the offence oftheir rulers. At the close of his life, David was much afllicted with bodil disease, and from the s 'mptoms recorded, it has been conjectured that he was stric en with a dead palsy. e, therefore, wisely took care to settle the succession of his crown, fearing that by leaving this material point undetermined, the most serious evils might result from the...
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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236885376
  • 9781236885371