Thursday, August 28, 2008

Read the Word Of God Daily

Read the Douay-Rheims Latin Vulgate Bible everyday from Genesis to Apocalypse, the reading is currently at: Genesis 34:6-15

6 And when Hemor the father of Sichem was come out to speak to Jacob, 7 Behold his sons came from the field: and hearing what had passed, they were exceeding angry, because he had done a foul thing in Israel, and committed an unlawful act, in ravishing Jacob's daughter, 8 And Hemor spoke to them: The soul of my son Sichem has a longing for your daughter: give her him to wife: 9 And let us contract marriages one with another: give us your daughters and take you our daughters, 10 And dwell with us: the land is at your command, till, trade, and possess it.

11 Sichem also said to her father and to her brethren: Let me find favour in your sight: and whatsoever you shall appoint I will give. 12 Raise the dowry, and ask gifts, and I will gladly give what you shall demand: only give me this damsel to wife. 13 The sons of Jacob answered Sichem and his father deceitfully, being enraged at the deflowering of their sister: 14 We cannot do what you demand, nor give our sister to one that is uncircumcised, which with us is unlawful and abominable. 15 But in this we may be allied with you, if you will be like us, and all the male sex among you be circumcised:

13 "Deceitfully"... The sons of Jacob, on this occasion, were guilty of a grievous sin, as well by falsely pretending religion, as by excess of revenge: though otherwise their zeal against so foul a crime was commendable.

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