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make themselves wings; they fly away as ar eagle toward heaven.
We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me : lest I be full and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord ? or lest I he poor and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness,
The wicked blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; none of them can by any means redeein his brother, por give to God a ransom for him.
The fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others. Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.
Jesus spake a parable unto them, saying: The ground of a certain rich inan brought forth plentifully : and he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits ? And he said. This will I do ; I will pull down my barns, and build greater : and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine cul, cat, ürick, and be merry. Dut God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee : then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided.. So is he. that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal : but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
No covetous person hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
How hard is it for those that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! With men it is impossible, but not with God : for with God all things are possible.
CREATION. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void ; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good : and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firma. ment, and divided the waters wbich were under the firmament, from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth ; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas : and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit-tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself upon the earth : and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind : and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days. and years : and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth : and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: lie made the stars also. And God set thein in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness : and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind : and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kiod, cattle, and creep. ing thing, and beast of the earth after his kind : and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind : and God saw that it was good.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
And God said, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had . made, and behold it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God; so that things which are seen, were not made of things which do appear.
CHAP. XIV. CRUCIFIXION, DEATH, AND BURIAL, OF OUR
LORD JESUS CHRIST. PILATE took Jesus and scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, and said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. Pilate there. fore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them. Behold the man! When the chief priests there fore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate said unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him : for I find no fault in him. The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid : and went again into the