A Voice from North Africa; Or, A Narrative Illustrative of the Religious Ceremonies, Customs, and Manners of the Inhabitants of that Part of the World

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Paton and Ritchie, 1844 - 232 pages

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Page 197 - And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel ; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all...
Page 47 - When natural religion has viewed both, ask, Which is the prophet of God? But her answer we have already had; when she saw part of this scene through the eyes of the centurion who attended at the cross; by him she spoke and said, "Truly this man was the Son of God.
Page 72 - Praise be to God, the Lord of all creatures, the most merciful, the King of the day of judgment. Thee do we worship ; and of Thee do we beg assistance. Direct us in the right way, in the way of those to whom thou hast been gracious; not of those against whom thou art incensed, nor of those who go astray.
Page 196 - Tribes of the wandering foot and weary breast, How shall ye flee away and be at rest! The wild-dove hath her nest, the fox his cave, Mankind their country — Israel but the grave ! ON JORDAN'S BANKS.
Page 178 - Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
Page 195 - I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them...
Page 84 - The harmony and copiousness of style will not reach, in a version, the European infidel: he will peruse with impatience the endless incoherent rhapsody of fable, and precept, and declamation, which seldom excites a sentiment or an idea, which sometimes crawls in the dust, and is sometimes lost in the clouds.
Page 64 - ZACHARIAS called on his LORD, and said, LORD, give me from thee a good offspring, for thou art the hearer of prayer. And the angels" called to him, while he stood praying in the chamber, saying, Verily GOD promiseth thee a son named JOHN, who shall bear witness to the Word" which cometh from GOD; an honourable person, chaste*, and one of the righteous prophets.
Page 47 - Let her see him in his most retired privacies ; let her follow him to the Mount, and hear his devotions and supplications to God. Carry her to his table to view his poor fare and hear his heavenly discourse. Let her see him...
Page 108 - The description of paradise, which is promised unto the pious: therein are rivers of incorruptible water; and rivers of milk, the taste whereof changeth not; and rivers of wine, pleasant unto those who drink; and rivers of clarified honey: and therein shall they have plenty of all kinds of fruits; and pardon from their Lord.

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