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Genesis 49:24
But his bow stayed in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
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Zechariah 3:9
For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; on one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the engraving thereof, said the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
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Living Stones on the Living Foundation Stone
... Foundation, and we all, apostles and humble believers, are but stones builded on ...
The context explains the figurative expression, in the very next verse or two ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/living stones on the living.htm

The Figurative Language of Scripture.
... For the ascertaining of figurative language, a few simple rules will be, in ... speaks
of building upon this foundation "gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xxxv the figurative language.htm

Christ's Connection with the Creator Shown Many Quotations Out of ...
... For of this number I find figurative hints up and down the Creator's ... the twelve gems
of Aaron's priestly vestment; [3919] and in the twelve stones appointed by ...
/.../the five books against marcion/chapter xiii christs connection with the.htm

Meditation ii. The Supper-Room.
... held this house in honour, and performed within its walls some figurative and
symbolical ... buildings served as warehouses for monuments and other stones, and as ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/meditation ii the supper-room.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxi. 19, Where Jesus Dried up ...
... upon what "thorns," or "stones" or "way side" or in what field did he sow? If we
receive this as a fictitious story, we understand it in a figurative sense; it ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon xxxix on the words.htm

What it is to have Christ for a Foundation, and who they are to ...
... hay, stubble, and not rather be reckoned a structure of gold, silver, precious stones. ...
The Apostle uses a figurative term for narrow escape from perdition.--PS ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 26 what it is to.htm

Whether There Can be any Suitable Cause for the Sacraments of the ...
... The twelve precious stones on the breast are the twelve signs of the zodiac: and
they are said to have been placed on the ... The figurative reason is evident. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether there can be any 2.htm

Faustus Rejects the Old Testament Because it Leaves no Room for ...
... they prefer sheepskin to stone, because their legends make stones the bones ... Such
expressions are sometimes used as figurative descriptions of the abundance of ...
/.../faustus rejects the old testament.htm

1 John 5:4-5. victory
... FOR us, and the sanctifying work of the Holy Ghost WITHIN US, are the two
corner-stones of saving ... How much must lie beneath that figurative phrase, "Born of ...
/.../the upper room being a few truths for the times/chapter viii 1 john 5 4-5.htm

From the Same First Book.
... with expressions too carelessly used, as if they were stones, not observing ... See remarks
on inevitable discrepancies of language and figurative illustrations at ...
/.../dionysius/the works of dionysius/from the same first book.htm



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