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Page 7 - For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shall have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good.
Page 16 - ... beginning to the end of their course had done nothing else ? Can I believe that they paused upon the consummation of their work from any motive but a dread of its consequences to themselves ; a recollection tardy, indeed, but appalling, that " Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed...
Page 7 - St. Paul teaches us, when, speaking of the right which sovereigns possess over the lives of their subjects, he deduces it from Heaven in these words: "He beareth not the sword in vain; for he is the minister of God to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.