Sunset Thoughts, or Bible Narratives for the Evening of Life

Sunset Thoughts, or Bible Narratives for the Evening of Life

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... was found to be a just one; the would-be murderers were put to death; and the whole case was written down in the book of state-papers. While this train of things was working out for future good, the little cloud was rising, which was to cover the land with gloom. Hainan the Amalekite was pushing his way to worldly glory. Before long he became the king's acknowledged favorite, and orders were given that all should pay him special reverence. For some reason, (either because the reverence required was such as amounted to worship, or else because Haman was of a race whom God had forbidden the Israelites to befriend, and whose very cattle Saul had been punished for sparing, ) Mordecai withheld his homage. The pride of Haman was stirred. He "thought scorn to lay hands," however, on a single offender.. Bringing a slander against the whole band of captive Jews, and suspecting as little as did the king that it was one of their nation who had been raised to queenly dignity, he easily obtained a decree against them, and copies of the writ were sent into every province, fixing the dread day of slaughter, Fasting, weeping, and wailing, now filled every city in the land. The young queen was told that Mordecai had clothed lr.mself with sackcloth. In answer to her anxious questions, the cause of his grief was laid before her. Eagerly would she have rushed to the king's presence, and sought mercy for her countrymen; but Persian law forbade any approach to him uninvited, and unless he were inclined to hold out his golden sceptre, the doom of the intruder would be certain death. Esther had no hope that she should soon be called for. Thirty days had passed since the king last cared to see her, and there was no telling when he would again remember her. She...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533178
  • 9781236533173