Excerpt from A Sermon, Delivered in Boston, Sept. 17, 1823, Before the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, at Their Fourteenth Annual MeetingWhile Nehemiah was residing at the Persian court, at a distance from the land of his fathers, he was deeply affected, by the accounts which he received of the desolations of Jerusalem. As he was ministering in his office, the King observed h...
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n, and in quired the cause. Why should not my countenance be sad, he replied, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire? Having fasted, and prayed to the God of Israel, he found favor with the King, and received from him a commission, to go to Jerusalem, and rebuild its walls. But when Sanballat and Tobias, and other enemies of Judah heard of it; it grieved finhem exceedingly, that there was come a man, to seek the welfare of the children of Israel. They eu deavored to divert him from his purpose, sometimes by threats, and sometimes by expressions of contemptand derision. They said, If a fox go up, he will even break down their wall. Nehemiah answered them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us. But ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial in Jerusa lem.When they found, that notwithstanding their Oppo sitiou, the work was still going forward, they assumed a more conciliatory tone. They sent to Nehemiah, saying, Come let us meet together; let us take coun sel together. But he sent to them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease, while Ileave it, and come down to you?About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.