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Education, Page 160

“Hast thou entered the treasuries of the snow,
Or hast thou seen the treasuries of the hail? ...
By what way is the light parted,
Or the east wind scattered upon the earth?
Who hath cleft a channel for the water flood,
Or a way for the lightning of the thunder;
To cause it to rain on a land where no man is;
On the wilderness, wherein there is no man;
To satisfy the waste and desolate ground;
And to cause the tender grass to spring forth?” Ed 160.1

“Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades,
Or loose the bands of Orion?
Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season?
Or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?” Ed 160.2

Job 38:4-27, R.V.; 38:31, 32. Ed 160.2

For beauty of expression read also the description of springtime, from the Song of Songs: Ed 160.3

“Lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of the singing of birds is come,
And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
The fig tree ripeneth her green figs,
And the vines are in blossom, T
hey give forth their fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Ed 160.4

Song of Solomon 2:11-13, R.V. Ed 160.4

And not inferior in beauty is Balaam's unwilling prophecy of blessing to Israel: Ed 160.5

“From Aram hath Balak brought me,
The king of Moab from the mountains of the East:
Come, curse me Jacob,
And come, defy Israel.
How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed?
And how shall I defy, whom the Lord hath not defied?
For from the top of the rocks I see him?
And from the hills I behold him:
Lo, it is a people that dwell alone,
And shall not be reckoned among the nations.... Ed 160.6

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