Travels in Mesopotamia, Volume 2

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H. Colburn, 1827 - Iraq - 571 pages
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Page 56 - Thou hast had pity on the gourd for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow, which came up in a night and perished in a night: And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than six-score thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left, and also much cattle
Page 247 - Is not this great Babylon that I have built for the house of the kingdom, by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty ?' Nor is this asserted only in Scripture, but is likewise attested by heathen
Page 270 - I will rise up against them, saith the Lord of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name and remnant, and son and nephew, saith the Lord: I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water : and I will sweep it with the besom of
Page 218 - And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Ashur, and builded Nineveh and th'e city Rehoboth, and Calah,
Page 295 - Therefore the wild beasts of the desert, with the wild beasts of the islands, shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein; and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation : As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and the neighbour cities thereof,
Page 65 - there is none beside me : how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in ! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand. 1
Page 58 - The question is asked of Nineveh, " Art thou better than 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 ? Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite. Put and Lubim were thy helpers. Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity; her young children also
Page 57 - Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of Hosts ; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing-stock. And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee, shall
Page 451 - And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.*
Page 266 - which is the least elevated, is the most interesting, on account of the appearance of building which it presents. Near the summit of it appears a low wall, with interruptions, built of unburnt bricks, mixed up with chopped straw or reeds, and cemented with clay mortar of great thickness, having between every