Ninevah and Its Ruins, Or, the History of the Great City

Ninevah and Its Ruins, Or, the History of the Great City

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...he was unwilling to go on so grand an errand. Perhaps he thought his own character as a man of truth, and as a prophet of Heaven, would be affected by God's merciful change of purpose. 'He therefore attempted to free himself from the duty now laid upon him, and took a ship bound for Tarshish. On his voyage he was overtaken by a storm which endangered the vessel. Weary and worn out, Jonah had lain down and fallen asleep. How could he sleep? Where was his conscience? Sleep!--when fleeing from the post of duty? Sleep!--while he knows he is in the very act of disobeying God? Sleep he did; but it was a sleep out of which he was soon to be awakened. The seamen, filled with fear and with dark forebodings, began each to call upon his god. Still the elements were as wild and as furious as before. They go to Jonah, and having aroused him out of his slumber, begged of him to arise and call upon his God The prophet's heart must have sunk within him. How could Jonah pray? On what ground could he ask that Holy One who rideth upon the wings of the wind, and calmeth the raging of the sea, to interpose on his behalf, while he is at the very moment guilty of forsaking him? No. Jonah stood mute. His guilt sealed his lips. The tempest still rages. It is then determined to cast lots to find out whose sins had thus roused the anger of the gods. The lot fell on Jonah; and as the guilty offender he is thrown into the foaming deep. There he is miraculously preserved. A great fish received him, and in this fish he was for three days;--after that he was thrown out upon the shore, his life spared, his commission renewed, and his office magnified. Nor is it at all unlikely that his wonderful deliverance did afterwards give weight to his message, tended to spread the...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236554345
  • 9781236554345