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MATTH. vii. 24-27.
Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine
and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man,
which built his house upon a rock: and the rain de-
scended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,
and beat upon that house, and it fell not for it
was founded upon a rock. And every one that
heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not,
shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his
house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and
the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon
that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of
2 KINGS V. 17, 18, 19.
And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee,
be given to thy servant two mules' burden of earth?
for thy servant henceforth will offer neither burnt-
offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the
Lord. In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant,
that when my master goeth into the house of Rim-
mon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand,
and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon; when
I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the
Lord pardon thy servant in this thing. And he
said unto him, Go in peace.