The Parables of Frederic Adolphus Krummacher

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Lindsay & Blakiston, 1865 - 360 pages

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Page 279 - He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power : His understanding is infinite.
Page 340 - He took him to a hut where was nothing but misery and wretchedness. The father lay on a bed of sickness, the mother wept, the children were destitute of clothing, and crying for bread. Hennas said, ' See here an altar for the sacrifice ; see here the Lord's brethren and representatives.
Page 27 - Dost thou remember, how seriously He looked at Judas, when he said : Why has not this ointment been sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor ? — And at us He looked kindly, though we approved of the saying of Judas.
Page 340 - The youth assisted them bountifully ; and the poor people called him an angel of God. Hermas smiled, and said, " Thus turn always thy grateful countenance, first to heaven, and then to earth.
Page 50 - I ate mine up directly," cried the youngest, " and threw away the stone, and my mother gave me half of hers. Oh! it tasted so sweet, and melted in the mouth!" " Well," said the father, " you acted more childishly and naturally, than wisely.
Page 333 - THE GUIDE. A WANDERER had to go a long and dangerous journey over a rugged and rocky mountain, and knew not the way. He asked a traveller for information, of whom he heard that he had come this same path. The traveller pointed out the road to him clearly and distinctly, together with all the by-ways and precipices of which he must beware, and the rocks which...
Page 40 - Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp : and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well. And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.
Page 192 - ... rocks; the night-ravens and owls were shrieking and hooting. And I thought in my soul how we had lost my father, and of the misery of my mother when she should see me return alone. A strange trembling seized me in the dreary night, and each rustling leaf terrified me. Then I thought to myself,—such must be the feelings of a man's heart who has a bad conscience.
Page 192 - ... and hearing naught but the roar of the storm, and the screams of the beasts of prey ?" " Oh, no !" exclaimed all the children, shuddering. Then the boy resumed his tale, and said: "Another time I went the same way with my sister; we had been fetching many nice things from town for a feast, which our father was secretly preparing for our mother, to surprise her the next day.
Page 55 - How happy are we, the invisible messengers of the good Spirit! How beautiful our silent calling!

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