When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches
A form of godliness, but denying the power thereof… (2 Tim 3:5) Paul predicts that perilous times will come when “men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
“Coal; hot stone, the daughter of Aiah, and one of Saul’s” concubines. She was the mother of Armoni and Mephibosheth (2 “Sam. 3:7; 21:8, 10, 11).” “It happened that a grievous famine, which lasted for three “years, fell upon the land during the earlier half of David’s” “reign at Jerusalem. This calamity was sent “for Saul and for his” “bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.” David inquired of” “the Gibeonites what satisfaction they demanded, and was answered” that nothing would compensate for the wrong Saul had done to them but the death of seven of Saul’s sons. David accordingly delivered up to them the two sons of Rizpah and five of the sons “of Merab (q.v.), Saul’s eldest daughter, whom she bore to” “Adriel. These the Gibeonites put to death, and hung up their” bodies before the Lord at the sanctuary at Gibeah. Rizpah “thereupon took her place on the rock of Gibeah (q.v.), and for” “five months watched the suspended bodies of her children, to” prevent them from being devoured by the beasts and birds of “prey, till they were at length taken down and buried by David.” “Her marriage to Abner was the occasion of a quarrel between him “and Ishbosheth, which led to Abner’s going over to the side of” David (2 Sam. 3:17-21).
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