Now it came to pass after this, that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead.
And David said, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father shewed kindness to me. And David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father.... [More]
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Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve rods write thou every man's name upon his rod.
WHAT we have already narrated is only the opening of the great drama in some of the countries of
Christendom. Protestantism was destined to present itself at the gates of all the kingdoms of Europe.
Thither must we follow it, and chronicle the triumphs it obtained in some of them, the defeat it sustained in
others. But first let us take a panoramic view of the various countries, as respects the state of their peoples
and their preparedness for the great, spiritual movement which was about to enter their territories. This will
enable us to understand much that is to follow. In these opening Chapters we shall summarize the moral
revolutions, with the national splendors in some cases, the national woes in others, that attended them, the
historical record of which will occupy the pages that are to follow.