from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the time of probation, when the offer of divine forgiveness is made and may be accepted.
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But yet he resolveth, as lawgiver, that they that will not turn shall die: And, as judge, when their day of grace is past, he will execute that decree.
For many there are, who, in the day of grace and mercy, despise those things which are indeed the birthright to heaven, who yet when the deciding day appears, will cry as lord as ESAU, LORD,