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Bible Stories and Pictures From the Old and New Testaments   By:

Bible Stories and Pictures From the Old and New Testaments by Anonymous

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BIBLE STORIES AND PICTURES.

FROM THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS.

[Illustration: The Crucifixion of Christ.]

NEW HAVEN. Published by S. Babcock.

1842.

BIBLE

STORIES AND PICTURES.

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MOSES VIEWING CANAAN.

When the children of Israel were journeying from Egypt to the land of Canaan, Moses disobeyed one command of the Lord. For this act, God told him he should not enter the Land of Promise. But as Moses repented of his sin, God said he should be permitted to see the land.

So, when they arrived near Canaan, God said to Moses, Go to mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, and I will shew thee the land which I have promised to the children of Israel; and after that thou shalt die.

Then Moses went to the top of the mount, where he could see the land which the children of Israel were to inherit. And God then said to Moses, This is the land which I promised to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; I have caused thee to see it, but thou shalt not go into it.

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SAMSON CARRYING AWAY THE

GATES OF GAZA.

Samson was one of the judges of Israel, after the death of Moses. He was the strongest man that ever lived. In his time the Philistines were at war with the Israelites. These Philistines were a nation of heathen, who worshipped idols instead of the great God who made us all. Samson in one battle killed a thousand of them with the jaw bone of an ass. After this, they found out one night that he was in their walled city, called Gaza, and so they fastened the great gates of the city, thinking they could in this way keep him there till morning, and then kill him.

But Samson arose at midnight and took the two great gates of the city, with the bar and the gate posts, and carried them to the top of a high hill, a great way off. In this way he escaped out of the hands of his enemies.

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DAVID AND GOLIATH.

While Saul was king of Israel, the Philistines made war upon him and his people. Among them was a giant, named Goliath, who went out in front of Saul's camp, in the morning and evening, for forty days, and offered to fight any man in his army.

David, who was then a mere shepherd boy, heard of this giant and his boastful challenge. He offered to go out and fight Goliath, trusting that God would enable him to conquer this proud enemy of his people. So he went out, taking with him only his sling and a few smooth pebbles. When Goliath saw him, he laughed at the Israelites for sending a mere boy to fight him. But David threw a stone with his sling with such force as to drive it into the giant's forehead. He then cut off his head with Goliath's own sword, and carried it to king Saul in triumph.

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JOHN BAPTIZING CHRIST.

When Jesus Christ was about thirty years old, he began to preach the glad tidings of salvation. About the same time, John the Baptist was also preaching to the people and baptizing them. He lived in the wilderness, and wore a garment of camel's hair, with a leathern girdle about his loins. He told of the coming of Christ, and warned all to repent of their sins. Many believed and were baptized.

Jesus also went to him to be baptized. John with great humility said, I have more need to be baptized by thee. But Jesus answered, Suffer it to be so this time. Then John baptized him in the river Jordan, and as he was coming out of the water, the Spirit of God descended upon him in the form of a dove, and a voice from heaven was heard, saying, This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.

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WATER CHANGED TO WINE.

One of the first miracles performed by our Savior, was at Cana in Gallilee. There was a wedding there, and he and his disciples were among the guests. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was also one of the company. Before the wedding feast was over, the wine was all gone, and Mary said to her son, They have no wine... Continue reading book >>




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