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BIBLE BLESSINGS.

BY THE

REV. RICHARD NEWTON, D.D.,

AUTHOR OF THE BEST THINGS,'THE KING'S HIGHWAY,'

*THE SAFE COMPASS,' ETC.

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W I LLI A M P. NI MM 0.

MICRRAT AND GIBB, TRISTERS, EDINBURGH.

PREFACE.

HEN the children of Israel had reached the

borders of the land of Canaan, Moses sent some men to go up and see what kind of a

land it was, and to bring back some specimens of its fruit. Among other things which those men brought were some bunches of grapes, so large and fine that they had to be carried on a pole borne on the shoulders of two of their number. What noble samples those were of the rich fruit that grew in that good land,' which God had promised to give to the children of Israel!

In preparing this little volume, I feel as if I had been doing very much the same thing that was done by those spies. I have been walking, as it were, through the pleasant fields of the Bible, and gathering specimens of its blessings. The Bible is a book of blessings. It is intended to make people happy in this life, as well as in the life to come. It would take, not one book merely, but a whole library of books, to tell of all the blessings spoken of in the Bible. If the few samples of them here presented shall lead any one who reads this book to love the Bible more, and to seek a larger share in the rich store of its blessings, I shall feel abundantly rewarded for the labour bestowed upon

it.

R. N.

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