The Bible, the Koran, and the Talmud: Or, Biblical Legends of the Mussulmans

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Harper & Brothers, 1855 - Islam - 264 pages
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Page 188 - And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing, shall surely die. And he shall restore the Lamb four-fold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
Page 188 - There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds : but the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children ; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom and was unto him as a daughter.
Page 82 - For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am 1 in the midst of them.
Page 127 - O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
Page xiv - That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
Page 188 - And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul ; and I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah ; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.
Page 188 - And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
Page 43 - Satan's subjects — had moral codes and law-courts, and energetically maintained justice. In this way there grew up a more dignified idea of Hell. The 1 The contest between the agriculturist and the (nomadic) shepherd is expressed in the legend that Cain and Abel divided the world between them, the one taking possession of the movable and the other of the immovable property. Cain said to his brother, 'The earth on which thou standest is mine, then betake thyself to the air ; ' but Abel replied,...
Page 43 - The dog which had watched Abel's flocks guarded also his corpse, protecting it against the beasts and birds of prey. Adam and Eve sat beside it. and wept, not knowing what to do. But a raven, whose friend had died, said, "I will go and teach Adam what he must do with his son.
Page 37 - Allah ! how shall I always distinguish between good and evil ?" " I will grant thee my guidance : two angels shall dwell in thy heart ; one to warn thee against sin, the other to lead thee to the practice of good.

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