But if the task were, not to write off the English Bible
, but to learn a language utterly unlike all other tongues, a language which hitherto had never been learned, except by the Indians themselves, from their mothers' lips,--a language never written, and the strange words of which seemed inexpressible by letters,--if the task were, first to learn this new variety of speech, and then to translate the Bible
into it, and to do it so carefully that not one idea throughout the holy book should be changed,--what would induce you to undertake this toil?
On the contrary, from the time when Master Blifil was first possessed of this Bible
, he never used any other.
Then these learned men repeated to Caedmon some part of the Bible
, explained the meaning of it, and asked him to tell it again in poetry.
And now at this moment, when hope was dead, Tom Sawyer came forward with nine yellow tickets, nine red tickets, and ten blue ones, and demanded a Bible
It was Sunday evening, and Eva's Bible
lay open on her knee.
Pilgrims, always prone to find prophecies in the Bible
, and often where none exist, speak cheerfully and complacently of poor, ruined Ephesus as the victim of prophecy.
Though he believed implicitly everything he saw in print, he had learned already that in the Bible
things that said one thing quite clearly often mysteriously meant another.
Lynde was awful mad when I said that and shut the Bible
up and said she'd never read me any more of it if I talked like that.
We talked a little, and I did not perceive that they had any book among them, though I did not ask; but I put my hand into my pocket, and pulled out my Bible
Go, go and get the big Bible
, and open it at the beginning, where everything's set down.
He who proclaims it a re- ligious duty to read the Bible
denies me the right of learning to read the name of the God who made me.
Come, Ben," said Adam, rather sternly, "you let the words o' the Bible
alone; you're going too far now.