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Jesus said, What man shall there be of you that shall have one sheep, and if this fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much then is a man of more value than a sheep!
Matthew xii, 11, 12. (R.v.)
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Proverbs xii, 10. (R.v.)
Jesus said, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: so that the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath.
Mark ii, 27, 28. (R.v.)
Remorse After Cruelty.
And Joseph's brethren said, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul,
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when he besought us and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
Genesis xlii, 21. (a.v.)
Examples of Human Feeling.
The Lord grant mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus, for he oft refreshed me (Paul), and was not ashamed of my chain; but when he was in Rome, he sought me diligently, and found me. II Timothy i, 16, 17. (R.V.)
If he (Onesimus) hath wronged thee at all, or oweth thee aught, put that to mine account; I Paul write it with mine own hand, I will repay it: that I say not unto thee how that thou owest to me even thine own self besides. Philemon, 18, 19. (R.v.)
Example of Jesus Christ.
Marvel not, brethren, if the world hateth you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we
IX, 38-40. love the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death. . . . Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath the world's goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him?
I John iii, 13, 16, 17, 18. (R.v.)
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John xv, 13. (R.V.)
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Acts x, 38. (A.v.)
The common people heard him gladly.