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ABRAHAM. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.-Hebrews, xi. 8, 9, 10.
Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.-Romans, iv. 3.
nabrakan perin Hebrewety, which hath found
Him God the Most High, vouchsafed To call by vision, from his father's house, His kindred, and false gods, into a land Which he did show him, and from him did raise A mighty nation; and upon him shower His benedictions so, that in his seed All nations shall be blest; he straight obeyed, Not knowing to what land, yet firm believed: He left his gods, his friends, and native soil, Ur of Chaldea, passing now the ford To Haran; after him a cumbrous train Of herds and flocks, and numerous servitude, Not wandering poor, but trusting all his wealth To God, who called him, in a land unknown.
Milton. Like Abraham ascending up the hill
To sacrifice, his servants left below,
Without impeach to his obedient blow;
ABSENCE. I Pilt myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, kos presence am base am.
cz you, but being absent am bold toward you.II. Coristhians, x 1.
I write these things, being absent, lest being present I should use sharpnes, according to the power which the Lord hath given me... II. Corinthians, xiii. 10.
To Jesus, the crown of my hope,
My soul is in haste to be gone;
And waft me away to His throne!
Whom not having seen, I adore;
All glory, dominion, and pow'r.
Thus far my God hath led me on,
Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews,
ACCEPTANCE. Thus saith the Lord unto this people, thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet; therefore the Lord doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins. Jeremiah, xiv. 10.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. --Psalm xix. 14.
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.-Ephesians, v. 10. God is no respecter of persons; but in every nation, he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.-Acts, x, 34, 35.
This woman, whom thou mad 'st to be my help,
Thus I imboldened spake, and freedom and
God is a spirit just and wise;
He sees our inmost mind;
And leave our souls behind.
With honour can appear;
Through the disguise they wear.
And make my soul sincere;
Accept my prayer O Lord,
A contrite spirit cries,
A pardon from the skies.
Unworthy though I be;
To me, Lord, even me!
ACQUAINTANCE. ACQUAINT now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.--Job, xxii. 21.
ACQUAINT thee, O mortal! acquaint thee with God; And joy, like the sunshine, shall beam on thy road; And peace, like the dewdrop, shall fall on thy head; And sleep, like an angel, shall visit thy bed.
Acquaint thee, O mortal! acquaint thee with God; And he shall be with thee when fears are abroad, Thy safeguard in danger that threatens thy path,Thy joy in the valley and shadow of death.
Acquaint thyself with God, if thou would'st taste
ADAM AND EVE. Si God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.-Genesis, i. 27.
By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.-Romans, v. 12.
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
Por as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. -I. Corinthians, xv, 21, 22.
The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.-I. Corinthians, xv. 45. Thou man thy image mad'st, in dignity, In knowledge and in beauty like to thee; Placed in a heaven on earth: without his toil, The ever flourishing and fruitful soil Unpurchased food produced: all creatures were His subjects, serving more for love than fear.
Sandys. For contemplation he, and valour formed; For softness she, and sweet attractive grace; He for God only, she for God in him: His fair large front and eye sublime, declared Absolute rule; and hyacynthine locks Round from his parted forelock manly hung Clustering, but not beneath his shoulders broad: She as a veil down to the slender waist, Her unadorned golden tresses wore Dishevelled, but in wanton ringlets waved As the vine curls her tendrils: which implied Subjection, but required with gentle sway, And by her yielded, by him best received.—Milton.
So spake our mother Eve; and Adam heard