That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
When William Burns was asked the nature of his thoughts on finding himself among the Chinese, he turned to his interrogator and answered, "The lost, and a Christ for them." When Henry Venn preached, such was his flaming fervour that "men went down before him like slaked lime." It was the same yearning which drove John Brown to nightly and prevailing intercession for "dead Haddington, and wicked, withered East Lothian"; the same which wrung from Rowland Hill the cry, "Oh that I were all heart and soul and spirit, to tell the glorious Gospel to perishing multitudes!" Would that I burned out for Jesus with the same intense and ardent glow!
Parallel VersesKJV: That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.