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BIBLE READINGS FOR SCHOOLS

AND COLLEGES

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

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MACMILLAN & CO., LIMITED
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COPYRIGHT, 1926
BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

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Published January, 1925

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE KING JAMES BIBLE

“Throughout the whole book there is the unswerving and developing sense that there is a God in the world whose sway is justice and righteousness and love, and whose service is the highest duty of mankind.

"Now there can be no doubt that above all other books in English the Bible has this power of stirring the imagination and moving the soul. Moreover, it has this power almost apart from religious belief: men who belong to no church, and who profess no religious belief, go to it with the same certainty of being stimulated and uplifted as do members of Christian churches : . The power of the book to stir the imagination to a sense of realities which are on a higher plane than the affairs of everyday life is not limited to its use as a source of religious belief.

“In style it has been an axiom long accepted without question that the ultimate standard of English prose is set by the style of the Bible.”—Professor J. H. Gardiner's The Bible as English Literature. (By permission of Charles Scribner's Sons.)

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