Contemplations on the historical passages of the Old and New Testament

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byJoseph Hall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1846 Excerpt: ... Let our hearts be at once the temple, the altar, the sacrifice. O God, be thou glorified in all these, who hast graciously honoured all these with thyself. Every holy feast is now duly kept, the priests know their divisions, the Levites their courses, and the whole service of God is put into a settled order; but as there can be no new beginnings without imperfection, nor long continuance without corruption, reformation is no less necessary than good institutions. Artaxerxes Mnemon (the mindful) hath learned of his father Darius to befriend God's people, and strives to inherit his beneficence: under his government is Ezra, the priest and learned scribe, sent with a large commission from Babylon to Jerusalem, to inquire into the wants, and redress the disorders of the Jews, with full power, not only to carry with him all the voluntaries of his nation, and the treasures contributed in all the province of Babylon, but to raise such sums out of the king's revenues, as should be found requisite; and, withal, to ordain magistrates and judges, and to crown the laws with due execution, whether to death, or banishment, or confiscations; and, lastly, with a large exemption of the priests and Levites, and all the inferior officers of the temple, from all tolls, tributes, customs. Nothing wanted here, whether for direction or encouragement. It is a sign of God's great favour to any nation, when the hearts of sovereign governors are raised up, both to the choice of worthy agents, and to the commanding of pious and restorative actions. Holy and careful Ezra gathers a new colony of Jews, takes view of them at the river of Ahava; and finding a miss of the sons of Levi, (without whom no company, no plantation can be complete,) sends for their supply; and now fully furnished,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1846 Excerpt: ... Let our hearts be at once the temple, the altar, the sacrifice. O God, be thou glorified in all these, who hast graciously honou...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217821774

ISBN - 13:9780217821773

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