What the Bible Says about the Sea, Texts, Arranged by a Naval Officer's Daughter [Signed J.R.R.]

What the Bible Says about the Sea, Texts, Arranged by a Naval Officer's Daughter [Signed J.R.R.]

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... results of obedience are typified by a calm state of the sea. '0 that thou hadst harkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea.' Among the blessings pronounced by the patriarch Jacob on his sons, we read, 'Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships.' Showing the benefits so well understood in our own day, of living where communication by water is attainable. 'They shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.' Among the blessings promised to David: 'I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.' God gave him dominion from the Mediterranean sea to the Euphrates. The sea is a defence to countries surrounded by it. 'Populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was from the sea.' The sea is a medium for the conveyance of goods, without which commercial traffic could not be carried on between distant nations. Hiram, in helping Solomon, said: 'I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir. My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea; and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there.' 'And we will cut wood out of Lebanon, ... and we will bring it in floats by sea to Joppa, and thou shalt carry it up to Jerusalem.' Goulburn, speaking on secular affairs, and showing how they must be despatched with earnestness, and yet without undue solicitude, says: 'Do as little children do, who with one hand hold fast by their father's, and with the other, gather berries along the hedgerows. So you, gathering...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612949
  • 9781236612946