Hard Sayings
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Strong's Hebrew
2420. chidah -- a riddle, an enigmatic, perplexing saying or ...
... Usage dark sayings (2), difficult questions (2), insinuations (1), intrigue (1),
riddle (10), riddles (1). dark saying sentence, speech, hard question, proverb ...
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The Great Confession - the Great Commission - the Great ...
... And it is this which also enables us to answer the doubt, perhaps engendered by
inability to understand seemingly unintelligible, hard sayings of Christ, such ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxxvii the great confession.htm

Of Reading
... Hard sayings may be left to disputers and to wise men used for a long time
in holy doctrine. It helps us truly mickle to profit in good. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/rolle/the fire of love/chapter ix of reading.htm

Of the Reading of Holy Scriptures
... Ask freely, and hear in silence the words of holy men; nor be displeased at the
hard sayings of older men than thou, for they are not uttered without cause. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/kempis/imitation of christ/chapter v of the reading.htm

Its Results Dependent Upon the Spirit of the Hearers.
... Thus, like those "hard sayings" [156] which were to some the "words of Life," and
to others an insupportable "offence," the parables served to sift and purge ...
/.../section 66 its results dependent.htm

Wesley Meets Peter Bohler
... I give all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and
have not charity, it profiteth me nothing" [I:Cor.13:3]. Oh, hard sayings! ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/wesley meets peter bohler.htm

But Let it be Granted that Jesus Observed all the Jewish Usages...
... letter, express themselves somewhere, when about to relate histories, in words like
this, "I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hard sayings of old ...
//christianbookshelf.org/origen/origen against celsus/chapter vi but let it.htm

He Accuses the Christian Teacher, Moreover of "Seeking after the ...
... For I seek in preference those who are more clever and acute, because they are able
to comprehend the meaning of the hard sayings, and of those passages in the ...
/.../origen/origen against celsus/chapter lxxiv he accuses the.htm

The Danger of Riches
... 8. But who is able to receive these hard sayings? Who can believe that
they are the great truths of God? Not many wise not many ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 87 the danger of.htm

Messiah's Easy Yoke
... on, step by step, and waiting for the proper season of unfolding to them, those
more difficult points, which, for a time, appeared to them to be hard sayings. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/messiah vol 1/sermon xv messiahs easy yoke.htm

Letter Xlii. To Chilo, his Disciple.
... There are to be enjoyed explanations of hard sayings, expositions of the teachings
of the apostles, interpretations of the thoughts of the gospels, lessons in ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter xlii to chilo his.htm

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Hard Sayings


sa'-ingz;, sen'-ten-siz: In Daniel 5:12 the King James Version (Aramaic 'aqiahan), the Revised Version (British and American) "dark sentences," of enigmatic utterances which preternatural wisdom was needed to interpret; in John 6:60 (skleros. ho logos), of sayings (Christ's words at Capernaum about eating His flesh and drinking His blood) difficult for the natural mind to understand (compare 6:52).



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