The Characteristics and Laws of Figurative Language: Designed for Use in Bible Classes, Schools, and Colleges
F. Knight, 1854 - 306 pages
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according acts addressed affirmation agents allegory analogous apostrophe appear applied ascribed Assyria bear beauty called cause CHAPTER clouds coming compared comparison dark David denote descendants described destruction earth effect employed enemies example exemplify exerted exhibited expression eyes fact fall feet figure fire flower Gentiles give God's hand hath hear heart heaven Hypocatastasis iambics illustrate indicate interposition interpretation Isaiah Israelites Jehovah Jerusalem kind knowledge land language laws light lines literal Lord manner meaning measure metaphor metonymy MICHIGAN mountains nature night nouns objects passage person prediction present proper prophet regarded relation represent resemblance respect rock Saul sense sent signify song Spirit subjects substituted sweet syllable symbols thee things thou thoughts throne tion trees trochee unto verbs verse visible whole wind
Page 118 - Thou preparedst room before it, And didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, And the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs unto the sea, And her branches unto the river.
Page 139 - Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds ; pleasant the sun When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glist'ring with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers ; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening mild ; then silent night With this her solemn bird and this fair moon, And these the gems of heaven, her starry train...
Page 241 - But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth : and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
Page 17 - And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Page 132 - LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. "And many people shall go and say, 'Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths:' for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Page 255 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
Page 99 - Eternal coeternal beam, May I express thee unblamed? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate ! Or hear'st thou rather, pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite.
Page 68 - From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it ; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores : they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
Page 104 - Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the Lord. For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Page 16 - The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. "Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. "They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; 15 to shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.