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  • n. Plural form of pestilence.


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  • : "Nation shall rise against nation," shews the disquietude of men's minds; "pestilences," the affliction of their bodies; "famines," the barrenness of the soil; "earthquakes in divers places," wrath from heaven above.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew

  • In this day and age of "pestilences" and other super bugs that even science cannot account for, it is nice to know that science has also found a humane, inexpensive and easy way to fight back against Mother Nature.

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  • Without doubt the creature played an important role in the “pestilences” which claimed such a high toll of human lives in the past.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Italy lost 15,000,000 of her population; "and that the wars, famines, and pestilences of the reign of Justinian diminished the human species by the almost incredible number of 100,000,000."


  • “In English cities, one out of every two children died before the age of five of tuberculosis, typhoid, dysentery, cholera and other pestilences.”

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Perhaps there may come some short sign beforehand in the case of pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes; but these calamities themselves have their force limited by themselves [without foreboding any other calamity].

    Speech by Herod the Great to the Jews

  • Another blames the "many pestilences" for the horrible decline in native population, but also "the idleness and laziness of the Indians, because they do not work as much as they used to."

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • Famine, pestilences, and earthquakes are the pains experienced at the birth of the terminal generation.

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  • The ninth prophetic sign that we are the terminal generation is given in Matthew 24 that states, “And there will be famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places” Matthew 24:7.

    Can America Survive?

  • Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world; yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky.



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