Authentic Details of the Valdenses, in Piedmont and Other Countries: With Abridged Trans. of L'histoire Des Vaudois

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J. Hatchard and Son, 1827 - Waldenses - 464 pages

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Page 77 - And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity it, profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long and is kind: charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.
Page 77 - Charity suffereth long and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth; but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
Page 77 - Though I speak with the tongues of men and of Angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Page 238 - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
Page 319 - The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
Page 236 - Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying : This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips ; but their heart is far from Me. But in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Page 36 - How sleep the brave, who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest ? When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
Page 418 - ... 3. But again, after all the care bestowed on his work, Bossuet says in his Exposition as ultimately published : " When the Church pays an honour to the Image of an Apostle or Martyr, the intention is not so much to honour the image, as to honour the apostle or martyr in the presence of the image.
Page 93 - Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep ourselves unspotted from the world.
Page 307 - The bridge is carried," although it was not, which so animated the soldiers, that they threw themselves upon it, and forcing it sword in hand, made their way into the entrenchments of the enemy, whom they pursued so closely as to seize them by the hair. The shock was tremendous; the sabres of the Vaudois struck fire against the steel of the French, who could only use their muskets to...

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