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Compare Job's similar recognition of God's hand in calamities, Job 1: 21; 2: 10; and David's, 2Sa 16: 5-11.
The very scene of thy calamities is to be the scene of thy deliverance.
But he will not, as I do, call on God in calamities verging on death.
The shortening of calamities is a kindness God often grants for the elects 'sake.
151 This is no fanciful aera: the Pagans reckoned their calamities from the reign of their hero.
Iysis, because it put an end to a drought; or from its anaschesis, or relief from calamities, which is the origin of the Athenian name
Without true development, the rosary of calamities, which is called poverty, far from being solved, is multiplied.
That these inconveniencies and hardships kept them in a state of poverty and misery, and that the chief cause of all their calamities was the strict adherence of the Trustees to their chimerical and impracticable scheme of settlement, by which the people were refused the obvious means of subsistence, and cut off from all prospects of success.
An Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of the Colonies of South Carolina and Georgia, Volume 2
The prophets reiterated to the people of Israel that their calamities were the result of their having ceased to follow in the ways of the Lord.
In fact, God had often chastised them for their idolatry (see Jud 2: 14); but it is the curse of impiety not to perceive the hand of God in calamities. victuals -- Men cast away the bread of the soul for the bread that perisheth (De 8: 3; Joh 6: 27).
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