The sacred classics defended and illustrated: or, An essay ... proving the purity, propriety, and true eloquence of the writers of the New Testament (Google eBook)

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Page 204 - Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Page 202 - The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high ; who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth...
Page 263 - For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of glorying? Are not even ye, before our Lord Jesus at his coming? For ye are our glory and our joy.
Page 47 - Critick ought to dwell rather upon Excellencies than Imperfections, to difcover the concealed Beauties of a Writer, and communicate to the World fuch things as are worth their Obfervation. The moft exquifite Words...
Page 297 - And the fon faid unto him, Father, I have finned againft heaven, and in thy fight, and am no more worthy to be called thy 22 fon.
Page 107 - Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come. And when thofe beafts give glory, and honour, and thanks to him that fat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty elders fall down before him that fat on the throne, and worfhip him that liveth for ever and ever, and...
Page 226 - ... stranger to what had passed there; their acknowledgment to one they met accidentally that they had believed in this prophet ; and that now, the third day after his death, they were in doubt as to their pleasing hope, which occasioned the heaviness he took notice of; are all represented in a style which men of letters call ' the great and noble simplicity.
Page 72 - The Lord grant to him, that he may find mercy from the Lord in that day : and in how many things he ministered to me in Ephesus, thou well knowest.
Page 165 - That all the Excellencies of Style, and fublime Beauties of Language and genuine 'Eloquence do abound in the Sacred Writers of the New Teftament. With an Account of their Style and Character, and a Reprefentation of their Superiority , in feveral Inftances, to the belt Claffics of Greece and Rome.
Page 180 - this just person (the inspired teacher of whom he had been speaking) must be poor, and void of all qualifications but those of virtue alone ; that a wicked world would not bear his instructions and reproofs ; and, therefore, within three or four years after he began to preach, he should be persecuted, imprisoned, scourged, and, at last, be put to death...

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